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Grand jurors indict suspects on drug, bribery charges
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE — Bee County grand jurors returned a first degree felony indictment against a 24-year-old man when they met earlier this month.

Pablo Garnica Jr. could be sentenced to 99 years or life in prison and fined $10,000 if he is found guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Investigators accused Garnica of having between four and 200 grams of heroin on June 15, 2011.

District Judge Joel Johnson set the defendant’s bond at $10,000.

Others indicted this month included:

•Anthony Rene Dominguez on a charge of bribery, a second degree felony. If convicted, Dominguez could face 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Bee County deputies accused the defendant of offering someone $500 on Jan. 5 in exchange for a decision concerning his arrest. Bond was $10,000.

•Rey Hernandez, also known as Rey Anthony Hernandez, of a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The charge is a second degree felony.

Police officers alleged that the defendant had the drug on Feb. 21. Bond was $10,000.

•Isidro Castillo was named in two separate indictments on charges of bail jumping. The charges are third degree felonies and Castillo could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 on each charge.

According to a district court bailiff, the defendant failed to appear in district court on March 5 for hearings on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The 24-year-old defendant was out on a $4,000 bond on the evading arrest charge and on a $20,000 bond on the drug possession charge. Bail jumping bonds were $75,000 on each indictment for a total of $150,000.

•Joe Luis Garcia Jr. on a charge of bail jumping, a third degree felony.

Garcia, 31, was accused of failing to appear in court for a hearing on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on March 5. He was out of jail on a $5,000 bond at the time. Bond on the new indictment was $75,000.

•Juan Sanchez, also known as Juan Octavio Sanchez Jr., on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle. The charge is a third degree felony.

Bee County deputies alleged that the 35-year-old defendant used a vehicle to flee from Deputy Rick Villarreal during an incident on Nov. 21, 2012.Bond was $2,000.

•David Monrie West, III on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, a third degree felony.

Beeville police alleged that West used a vehicle to run from Sgt. Jason Alvarez during an incident on Oct. 17, 2012, when the officer was trying to arrest him. Bond was $1,000.

•Juan DeLaTorre, also known as Juan Delatorre and Juan De La Torre, III, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more. The charge is a third degree felony.

The defendant was arrested for DWI by Highway Patrol officers on July 20, 2012. He had previous DWI convictions on March 22, 2006, in Bee County and on April 12, 2006, in Nueces County. Bond was $10,000 with DWI conditions.

•Kelly Lynn Stevenson on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

The offense is a state jail felony. If convicted, Stevenson could be sentenced to two years in a state jail facility and fined $10,000.

According to Bee County investigators, the defendant had methamphetamine on May 16, 2012. Bond was $3,500.

•Darrell John Aitchison Jr., also known as Darrell John Aitchison, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than one gram. The offense is a state jail felony.

According to BCSO investigators, the 36-year-old defendant possessed less than a gram of cocaine on Feb. 25, 2012. Bond was $3,000.

•Charleson Ray Alexander Jr. on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than one gram.

Deputies alleged that the 26-year-old defendant had the drug on Feb. 25, 2012. Bond was $3,000.

•David Rene Castilla, also known as David Castilla, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than one gram. The charge is a state jail felony.

Bee County investigators claimed that the 33-year-old defendant had the drug on May 16, 2012. Bond was $3,000.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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