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Grand jury returns 18 indictments
by Rita Arnst
Jan 26, 2011 | 3169 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Live Oak County Grand Jury returned 18 indictments for the January term, with most on aggravated assault, drug, money laundering and DWI charges.

Robert Lucas Diaz, 21, of Three Rivers was indicted on three counts: Ct. 1, aggravated sexual assault-child; Ct. 2, aggravated sexual assault-child; Ct. 3, aggravated sexual assault-child; Ct. 4, indecency with a child-sexual contact.

Diaz was arrested on May 19, 2010, by Montemayor and Officer William Jones. He was charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Diaz was brought before Justice of the Peace Virginia Tanguma. She set bond at $20,000. Diaz remained in custody until District Judge Janna Whatley released him on personal recognizance with conditions.

Upon indictment, District Judge Joel Johnson issued a capias with a $10,000 bond.

Victor Carbajal, 20, of Three Rivers was indicted on four counts: Count 1, aggravated assault threat with deadly weapon; Ct. 2, evade arrest/detention with a motor vehicle; Ct. 3, assault of a public servant; Ct. 4, assault against a family member/strangulation.

Carbajal was arrested by Three Rivers Police Officer Ricardo Montemayor on Nov. 11, 2010, and charged with three misdemeanor offenses and two felony offenses.

Carbajal was brought before Justice of the Peace Jim Lane, who issued a total of $3,500 in bonds for the misdemeanor charges and a total of $8,000 in bonds for the felony charges. He posted all bonds and was released the next day. Upon indictment, District Judge Johnson continued Carbajal on the $8,000 total bonds.

Anthony Wayne Perez, 42, of George West was indicted for driving while intoxicated third or more enhanced.

On Oct. 12, 2010, Perez was arrested by DPS Trooper Wesley Gray and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more enhanced.

According to Perez’s booking sheet, he had violated his parole; no further information was available as to the judge or bond.

Upon indictment, Judge Johnson issued a capias for his re-arrest with a $5,000 bond; furthermore, an interlock device will be required on his automobile.

Tony Robert Woodruff, 18, of Sandia was indicted on two counts of theft of a firearm.

On Oct. 5, 2010, Woodruff was arrested by Chief Deputy Charlie Stroleny and Deputy Ken Baker and charged with two counts of theft of a firearm.

Woodruff was brought before Justice of the Peace Endercio Chapa Jr. He set bond at $7,500 on each count for a total of $15,000. Bond was reduced by District Judge Whatley to $5,000.

Upon indictment, Judge Johnson issued a capias for his re-arrest with a $5,000 bond.

Edgar Alejandro Ceja Garza, 27, of Edinburg was indicted for possession of marijuana between five and 50 lbs.

Edgar Garza was arrested on July 27, 2010, by DPS Cpl. Carlos Martinez for possession of marijuana. He was brought before Three Rivers Municipal Judge Dawn Benham. She set bond at $75,000 but reduced the bond to $1,000 on Aug. 4. Garza posted bond and was released. Upon indictment, Johnson continued him on the same bond.

Alfredo Alonzo Molina, aka Alfredo Molina, 56, of San Juan, Texas, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more.

Molina was arrested on Aug. 10, 2010, by DPS Trooper Gray and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more.

He was brought before Judge Tanguma. She set bond at $5,000. He posted bond on Aug. 14, 2010, and was released. Upon indictment, Johnson continued him on the same bond.

Alfred Rivas, Jr., 47, of San Antonio was indicted on two counts: Ct. 1, possession of prohibited substance in correctional facility and Ct. 2, possession controlled substance pg. 1 (<1 gr.).

He was arrested on Aug. 18, 2010, by DPS Cpl. Martinez for possession of prohibited substance in correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance.

Rivas was brought before Judge Lane. Lane set bond at $8,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for the second offense. He posted bond two days later and was released.

Upon indictment, Johnson continued him on the total $13,000 bond.

A.P. Louis Garza, 44, of San Antonio was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more enhanced.

He was arrested on Sept. 11, 2010, by Three Rivers Police Officer William Jones and DPS Trooper Richard Russell and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more enhanced.

Garza was brought before Justice of the Peace Elizabeth Ellis. She set bond at $6,500.

Upon indictment, Judge Johnson continued him on the same $6,500 bond.

Seryna Nicole Hinojosa, 19, of San Antonio was indicted for prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Hinojosa was arrested on Aug. 15, 2010, by Martinez. She was charged with four offenses, three of which were Class B misdemeanors. The felony charge was possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

She was brought before Judge Lane. He set a $2,000 bond for the felony charge. She posted all bonds and was released.

Upon indictment, Johnson continued her on the $2,000 bond.

Jose Herman Guerrero, 24, of McAllen was indicted for possession of marijuana between five and 50 lbs.

Guerrero was arrested on Nov. 6, 2010, by Officer Montemayor and charged with possession of marijuana between five and 50 lbs.

Guerrero was brought before Judge Lane, who set bond at $15,000. Six days later, Guerrero posted bond and was released. Upon indictment, Judge Johnson continued Guerrero on the $15,000 bond.

Valerie Ann Chavez, 27, of San Antonio was indicted for bail jumping.

Trooper Lewinski arrested Chavez on Dec. 13, 2010, and charged her with evading arrest detention with a vehicle which is a state jail felony. She posted a $15,000 bond on Dec. 31, but failed to appear in court. Thus, she was indicted for bail jumping. Upon indictment, Judge Johnson issued a capias for her arrest with a $50,000 bond.

Teresa Verdin, aka Teresa Lynn Verdin, 34 of Edinburg was indicted on two counts: Count one evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle and Ct. 2, assault on a public servant.

Verdin was arrested on Oct. 16, 2010, by Officer Jones and charged with evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle, which is a state jail felony, and resisting arrest, which is a Class A misdemeanor. Bond for the felony charge was set at $5,000.

Upon indictment, Judge Whatley continued her on the $5,000 bond. However, she remains in custody.

Justin Glen Anderson was indicted for burglary of a building. Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby said Anderson has not been arrested; however, a capias was issued by Judge Johnson with at $5,000 bond. The case is being investigated by Live Oak County Chief Deputy Charlie Stroleny and Deputies Brosig and Seewald.

Roman Garza Jr., aka Roman Hernandez Garza, 38, of Alamo, Texas, was indicted for possession marijuana between 50 and 2,000 lbs., enhanced.

Roman Garza was arrested on Aug. 15, 2009, by Task Force Officer R. Chambers and charged with possession of marijuana. He was brought before George West Municipal Judge Patricia Lansford; she set bond at $25,000. Garza did not post bond; on Oct. 21, 2009, the bond was reduced by Judge Johnson to $15,000. On Dec. 2, 2009, Garza was released on personal recognizance by Judge Johnson. Upon indictment, a capias was issued for his arrest with a new bond of $50,000.

Jason Charles Noak, aka Jason Charles Noack, 34, of Castroville was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more. Noak was arrested on Aug. 23, 2009, by Trooper Russell for driving while intoxicated, third or more. Noak was brought before Judge Benham. She set bond at $20,000. Upon indictment, a capias was issued by Judge Johnson with a $20,000 bond.

Tony Garcia, 20, Carolina Mirelez Lara, 50, and Noelia Mirelez Gonzalez, 47, all of Starr County, were indicted for money laundering of $200,000 or more. The trio were arrested 27 months ago on Oct. 17, 2008, by Task Force Officers Anthony Mata and Jeff Smithwick.

According to Sheriff Busby, federal officers considered indicting the trio but decided they were not going to and the case was returned to the state to process.

A capias has been issued for the three with a $10,000 bond on each by Judge Johnson.
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