Gamez was accused by investigators with the Beeville Police Department and Bee County District Attorney’s office of having threatened to “slit” the throat of a Beeville woman on Dec. 26, 2010.
Police also accused Gamez of displaying a knife during the assault.
If convicted of the charge of aggravated assault, threaten with a deadly weapon, against a family member, the defendant could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $10,000.
District Judge M.E. “Mike” Welborn set bond on the suspect at $5,000.
Others indicted on Jan. 27 included:
•Cesario Salas in a two-count indictment on charges of aggravated assault with bodily injury with a deadly weapon.
Both offenses were second degree felonies.
BPD and DA investigators alleged that Salas cut a woman on the leg with a knife during an incident on May 10, 2010, and that when he displayed the knife he told the victim, “I’m going to cut you, little bitch.”
Bond was $25,000.
•Jerry De La Garza in a two-count indictment on charges of assault against a family member, strangulation, and continuous family violence.
Both counts were enhanced to second degree felonies.
The charges were filed following a Nov. 23, 2010, incident in which he allegedly choked a female family member and hit her with his hand. Because the second count of the indictment occurred within one year of the first count, prosecutors filed the continuous family violence charge against the defendant.
Both charges were enhanced because De La Garza had previous convictions on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Oct. 19, 2004, in Bee County and on Oct. 21, 2004, on a charge of robbery in Nueces County.
Bond was $10,000.
•Erik Orlando Heredia on eight counts of burglary of a habitation, all second degree felonies.
According to BPD Detective Roland Rodriguez, Heredia broke into the homes of eight different victims during a spree on June 13, 2010.
Bond was $50,000.
•Aldo Rangel, also on eight counts of burglary of a habitation. Those charges were second degree felonies.
His indictment showed that he took part in the same burglaries for which Heredia was indicted.
His bond also was $50,000.
•Mary Helen Lino, also known as Mary Helen Garcia Lino, was named in two separate indictments on charges of theft against an elderly person and felony driving while intoxicated.
Both charges were enhanced to second degree felonies.
BPD officers alleged that Lino stole jewelry worth between $1,500 and $20,000 from a local woman on July 15, 2010, and that she was driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Dec. 8, 2010.
The DWI indictment cited two previous convictions for the same offense, one in Karnes County on June 12, 1991, and another in Bee County on Jan. 28, 1998.
The charges were enhanced on each indictment because Lino had a previous felony conviction on a DWI charge on Jan. 4, 2005.
Bond was $5,000 on the DWI indictment and $10,000 on the theft indictment.
•Christopher Ray Govella, also known as Christopher Ray Gouella, on a charge of felony DWI, enhanced to a second degree felony.
Highway Patrol Trooper Carlos Martinez arrested Govella on that charge on Oct. 15, 2010.
The defendant had previous DWI convictions on May 16, 2001, and on Aug. 27, 2003, both in Bee County.
The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony because Govella had a previous felony DWI conviction on April 25, 2006, in Bee County.
•Merrie M. Henke, also known as Merrie Michele Thornton or Merrie Thornton, on a charge of felony DWI, enhanced to a second degree felony.
Highway Patrol Trooper Raul Garcia arrested the defendant on Sept. 2, 2010, on that charge.
Henke had previous DWI convictions on Feb. 24 and on June 15, 1988, both in Bee County.
The charge was enhanced because the defendant had a previous felony conviction on a DWI charge on Nov. 17, 1988.
Bond was $10,000.