Grand jury indicts couple on threat, debit card charges
by Gary Kent
Oct 28, 2010 | 1649 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Grand jurors indicted two people on Oct. 14 who were accused by Beeville Police Department investigators of threatening a local man with a knife and then using his debit card last year.

Ashton Reane Robinson and Briana Robinson face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if they are convicted of the second degree felony charge of aggravated assault, threat with a deadly weapon.

They also face up to two years in a state jail facility and a $10,000 fine if they are convicted of the state jail felony of credit/debit card abuse.

According to BPD investigators, the two suspects threatened their alleged victim with a knife on Sept. 28, 2009, and illegally used his debit card on the same day.

District Judge Janna Whatley set bond on each suspect at $10,000.

Others indicted this month on felony charges included:

•Robert Rodriguez on two counts of burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony.

According to police, Rodriguez entered the home of a local woman on Jan. 2 to commit theft.

The second count of the indictment alleges that the suspect entered the same victim’s home the following day to commit assault.

Bond was $5,000.

•Jeremiah Joshua Cantu on two counts of burglary of a habitation, second degree felonies, and two counts of burglary of a vehicle, engaging in organized criminal activity, both third degree felonies.

If convicted of the third degree felonies, Cantu could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and be fined $10,000.

Police alleged that on Nov. 2, 2009, the suspect entered the home of two local women and stole a DVD player.

The vehicle burglary and organized crime charges stemmed from an incident on the same day in which Cantu allegedly entered two different pickup trucks in Beeville.

The defendant allegedly committed the vehicle burglaries with the intent to establish, maintain or participate in a combination or profits of a combination while collaborating in carrying on the criminal activity.

Bond was $5,000.

•Eloy Benavides Martinez in a two-count indictment on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and continuous family violence, a third degree felony.

Police alleged that the suspect caused a woman with whom he had a dating relationship to jump from a moving car while exhibiting a knife on Oct. 3.

The second count of the indictment alleged that Martinez had committed a previous family violence offense within a one-year period when he hit the same victim in the head and threw her to the ground on Feb. 15.

Bond was $10,000.

•Adan Martinez III, also known as “Dopey” and as Adam Martinez, in a two-count indictment on charges of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, both enhanced to second degree felonies.

BPD officers alleged that the defendant had marijuana and cocaine in his possession at the Bee County Jail on Feb. 6.

The charges were enhanced from third degree felonies because Martinez had a previous felony conviction in Live Oak County on a charge of burglary of a habitation in 1999, for which he was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Bond was $1,000.

•Sergio Garcia on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.

BPD detectives accused the defendant of entering the home of a local woman on Aug. 28 to assault a man.

Bond was $1,000.

•Guadalupe Trevino on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third time or more.

The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony because the defendant had a previous felony conviction.

According to state authorities, Trevino was driving under the influence of alcohol on June 21 and he had previous DWI convictions on Sept. 11, 1992, in San Patricio County and on May 7, 1997, in Bee County.

According to the indictment, the defendant had been convicted of felony DWI on May 20, 1999, in Goliad County and had been placed on community supervision. The probation was later revoked and Trevino was sentenced to three years in prison.
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