BEEVILLE – Bee County Grand Jury members indicted a 38-year-old man last month on a charge of evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.
The defendant, Ignacio Mejias, faces a possible conviction on a third degree felony. He could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison and fined $10,000.
Mejias allegedly fled from an officer in a vehicle on April 20. His bond was set at $4,000 by District Judge Starr Bauer.
Others indicted last month on either third degree or state jail felonies included:
• Douglas Dean Drake on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more. The charge is a third degree felony.
Officers alleged that Drake was driving under the influence of alcohol on March 9, 2013.
He had previous DWI convictions on Aug. 7, 1991, in Rusk County and on July 24, 1996, in Gregg County.
Bond was $15,000.
• Christi Bruce Mendez on a charge of DWI, third or more.
A state trooper alleged that the defendant was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on May 31, 2013.
Mendez had previous DWI convictions on Sept. 28, 1995, and on March 27, 2006. Both convictions were in Bexar County.
Bond was $15,000 with special DWI conditions.
• Michael Hill, also known as Mikel Lynn Hill, on a charge of theft, $50-$500.
The charge was enhanced to a state jail felony because Hill had previous felony convictions.
If convicted of the charge, Hill could be sentenced to two years in a state jail facility and fined $10,000.
A Beeville Police Department investigator alleged that the 38-year-old suspect stole a television from the Walmart Supercenter on Nov. 21, 2013.
The television was valued at more than $50 but less than $500.
He had previous felony convictions on Nov. 8, 2009, on a charge of theft in Travis County and on another charge of theft on April 12, 2011, in Bee County.
Bond was $10,000.
• Ryan Ramirez on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than one gram. The charge is a state jail felony.
A Bee County deputy sheriff accused the 26-year-old defendant of having the drug on June 18, 2013.
Bond was $3,000.
• Jennifer Hernandez on four counts of DWI with a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle. The charge is a state jail felony.
The defendant was accused of having four children in a vehicle with her when she was arrested on a DWI charge on April 20.
Bond was $2,000.
• Jose Manuel Ojeda on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, in a drug-free zone.
The charge was enhanced to a state jail felony because the defendant was within 1,000 feet of A.C. Jones High School when he was arrested.
According to a BPD investigator, the 22-year-old suspect had the drug in his possession on April 11, 2013.
Bond was $5,000.