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Grand jury indicts seven for DWI, assault, theft
by Rita Arnst
Oct 27, 2010 | 1980 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Live Oak County Grand Jury indicted seven individuals when they met on Friday, Oct. 15.

Manual Gonzales, aka Manuel Gonzales, 45, of George West was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more.

Gonzales was arrested on May 7 by Officer Ricardo Montemayor at approximately 1:40 a.m. and charged with DWI. Montemayor was assisted by Trooper W. Gray.

Gonzales was brought before Three Rivers Municipal Judge Dawn Benham. She set bond at $7,500. He posted bond and was released the same day. Upon indictment 36th District Court Judge Michael Welborn continued him on the same bond.

Michael Anthony Garza, 35, of Three Rivers was indicted for assault family violence-prior conviction.

Garza was arrested on June 14 at approximately 12:18 a.m. by Three Rivers Police Officer Clint Davis and Chief Vance Roberts. Garza was charged with four offenses: Offense 1 - endangering child/criminal negligence (felony). Offense 2 - assault causes bodily injury - family violence (Class A misdemeanor). Offense 3 - evading arrest -detention (Class B misdemeanor). Offense 4 - resisting arrest search or transport (Class A misdemeanor).

Garza was brought before Judge Benham. She set bonds at $5,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. Garza was released after serving 90 days on a PR bond. Upon indictment Judge Welborn issued a capias for his re-arrest with a $2,500 bond.

Steven Peralta Villarreal, 45, of Mathis was indicted on three counts: Ct. 1 theft $500-$1,500 - two prior theft convictions; Ct. 2 theft $500-$1500 - two prior theft convictions; Ct. 3 theft $50-$500 - two prior theft convictions.

Villarreal was arrested on April 20 at 4:30 p.m. by George West Police Officers Juan Garcia, Chris Carter and J. Rodriguez. At that time he was charged with theft of services greater than $500 but less than $1,500. He was brought before Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Endercio Chapa Jr., who set bond at $1,500. Villarreal posted bond two days later. Upon indictment Welborn continued Villarreal on the same bond.

Esmeralda Jean Cantu, 34, of Mission was indicted for money laundering.

Cantu was arrested by Trooper A. Mata on July 25 at approximately 1:39 a.m.

She was brought before Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Virginia Tanguma, who set bond at $20,000. Cantu posted bond and was released.

Upon indictment Judge Welborn issued a capias for her re-arrest with a $10,000 bond as her previous bond had expired (over one year).

Richard Sam Cash, 45, of Bulverde was indicted for driving while intoxicated-enhanced. Cash was pulled over by DPS Trooper R. Russell on May 29 at approximately 8 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated - third or more. He was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 oz., a class B misdemeanor.

Cash was brought before Judge Chapa Jr. He set bond at $6,500 for the DWI-felony charge and $1,200 for the marijuana charge.

Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby said after Cash was indicted District Judge Welborn issued a capias for Cash with a new bond of $15,000 because his vehicle requires an interlock device.

Travis Austin Hernandez was indicted on two counts: Ct. 1 aggravated assault-serious bodily injury; Ct. 2 burglary of habitation with intent to commit assault. Upon indictment Judge Welborn issued a capias for his arrest with a $20,000 bond. Live Oak County Deputy John Brosig is the leading investigator on this case.

Joey Dustin Krisch was indicted on two counts: Ct. 1 aggravated assault-serious bodily; Ct. 2 burglary of habitation with intent to commit assault. Upon indictment Judge Welborn issued a capias for his arrest with a $20,000 bond. Deputy Brosig is the leading investigator on this case.
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