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Man, 39, indicted for firing shots in H-E-B lot
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE — A 39-year-old Beeville man was formally charged with firing several shots for firearm during an argument in the H-E-B parking lot.

Sonny James Flores was indicted Jan. 5 on the charge of aggravated assault — threatening Jason Rodriguez during an argument that took place on Dec. 9, 2010, in the parking lot at the H-E-B Food Store, 100 E. Houston St.

The incident started after Flores got into an argument with another person in the store’s parking lot. Flores was accused of having fired shots and a stray bullet struck a vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.

Flores later surrendered to police.

If convicted of the second degree felony charge, the defendant could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $10,000.

District Judge Joel Johnson set Flores’ bond at $20,000.

Another Beeville man faces a similar fate if he is convicted on the first of two counts listed in an indictment returned the same day.

Gabriel Heladio Perez was accused of having threatened a local man by driving a motor vehicle toward him during an incident on July 28, 2011.

That offense is a second degree felony.

The second count of the indictment listed a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more.

That is a third degree felony and a conviction on that charge could result in a 10-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

Perez had previous DWI convictions on June 23, 2003, in Bexar County and on Nov. 18, 2010, in Bee County.

Bond was $30,000.

Grand jurors also returned indictments against:

•Jessie Adam Sustaita on a charge of retaliation, a third degree felony.

Sustaita was accused with threatening to shoot BPD Sgt. Mark Cruz in the face during an incident that allegedly took place on Nov. 14, 2010.

Bond was $4,000.

•Johnny James Monsevaiz on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, a third degree felony.

According to BPD Lt. Rene Guererro, Monsevaiz failed to register as a sex offender on July 27, 2011, after a conviction on a charge of indecency with a child.

Bond was $10,000.

•Esteban Alaniz III on a charge of intoxication assault, a third degree felony.

Highway Patrol troopers alleged that Alaniz was involved in a traffic accident on July 26, 2011, in which a female passenger was ejected from his vehicle.

Bond was $5,000.

•Roque Muñoz Cardenas on a charge of bail jumping, a third degree felony.

District Court Bailiff Bill Lazenby presented the case after the defendant failed to appear in court on June 22, 2011, on a charge of assault against a family or house member.

Roque was free on a $2,000 bond at the time.

His new bond was $30,000.

•Robert Garza Jr. on a charge of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

BPD officers Sgt. Eddie Garcia and James Berry accused Garza of having alprazolam in his possession in the Bee County Jail on Oct. 9, 2011.

Bond was $1,000.

•Belinda Garcia on a charge of theft of copper. The charge is a state jail felony punishable by a two-year term in a state jail facility and a $10,000 fine.

Bee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Investigator Delilah Pier alleged that Garcia took copper valued at less than $20,000 from a local woman on June 9, 2011.

Bond was $10,000.

•Gabriel Garcia on a charge of theft, $1,500-$20,000.

The offense is a state jail felony.

BCSO investigator Lt. Steve Linam alleged that Garcia stole a motor vehicle from a local man on Feb. 2, 2011.

Bond was $7,500.

•Gabriel Garcia on a charge of burglary of a building, a state jail felony.

According to BPD Detective Art Gamez, Garcia entered the building of a local man without consent on June 18, 2011, with intent to take receipts.

Bond was $2,500.

•Jonathan Peña in a two-count indictment on charges of burglary of a building and forgery.

Both charges are state jail felonies.

Deputy Adam Levine of the BCSO alleged that Peña entered a building owned by a local man on Oct. 14, 2011, and he passed a forged check in the name of the victim at a local business that same day.

Bond was $3,500.

•Ramon Rodriguez on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, a state jail felony.

Lt. Guerrero alleged that Rodriguez failed to register with the BPD within seven days of being adjudicated on a charge of indecency with a child on June 17, 2011.

Bond was $5,000.

•Ernest Madrigal Jr. on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, a state jail felony.

According to Detective Roland Rodriguez of the BPD, the defendant used a motor vehicle to flee from Patrolman Matt Miller on Oct. 6, 2011.

Bond was $3,000.

•Francisco Garcia on a charge of evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle, a state jail felony.

Rodriguez alleged that Garcia used a motor vehicle to escape from Miller during an incident on March 5, 2011.

Bond was $2,000.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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