District Attorney Martha Warner said that, in light of new evidence, she has dismissed a charge of tampering with physical evidence against a Beeville restaurant worker.
She said that she expects to take the case back to a grand jury in late August.
Warner declined to comment on the new evidence, saying that it would be “inappropriate” to discuss a pending case.
Juanita Reyes Perez was accused of destroying food so that investigators could not determine if it had been contaminated, according to prior information.
Bee County deputies alleged that Perez destroyed a “Breakfast on a Bun” on Jan. 5 with “the intent to impair its availability as evidence in an investigation to determine if the food had been contaminated.”
Perez was working at Whataburger on North St. Mary’s St. when the alleged crime occurred, according to court records.
At least two individuals, a 10-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man, were treated at Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville for stomach and mouth problems, according to court records.
Perez is being represented by Corpus Christi attorney Yolanda Gutierrez Burns.