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Live Oak County Grand Jury convenes, indicts 13 individuals
by Rita Arnst
Jan 06, 2010 | 2342 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Live Oak County Grand Jury indicted 13 individuals on Dec. 17; with one man facing two indictments.

Fred Lee Davis, 48, of George West was indicted two times for driving while intoxicated. He was arrested on Sept. 21 by DPS Trooper Richard Russell for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He was magistrated by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Endercio Chapa, who set bond at $5,000.

Davis posted bond and was released. Shortly thereafter, Davis was arrested again for allegedly driving while intoxicated while on bond. “An interlock device agreement was made for his first arrest but none was made for his second arrest,” said Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby. “After the indictments by the grand jury, Judge Johnson ordered a capias for his re-arrest, and a new bond of $2,500,” Busby stated.

Timothy Villarreal, 19, of George West was indicted for bail jumping. Villarreal was arrested on Oct. 9 by Live Oak County Deputy Sammy Garcia. Upon indictment, District Judge Joel Johnson issued a capias for Villarreal’s arrest with a $25,000 bond.

Manuel Garcia Lozano, 45, of George West was indicted for driving while intoxicated. Lozano was arrested on Oct. 17 by Trooper Russell for allegedly driving while intoxicated. During the booking process, it was determined this was Lozano’s third or more time to be arrested for the same offense. He was magistrated by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Virginia Tanguma. She set bond at $2,500, which he posted. Upon indictment, Johnson continued Lozano on the same bond.

Jose Lawrence Fuentes, III, 28, of George West was indicted for theft ($1,500-$20,000). Fuentes was arrested on Sept. 30 by George West Police Officer George Medina. Bond was set at $5,000; however, Fuentes remains in custody.

Edward Gutierrez Martinez, 43, of San Antonio was indicted on two counts. Count 1 was for possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (PG 1-cocaine [4g-200g] enhanced). Count 2 was for possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (PG 1-heroin [200g-400g] enhanced). Martinez was arrested on July 11 by George West Police officer Bob Meakins and by Chief Ray Garcia.

Martinez was magistrated by Three Rivers Municipal Judge Dawn Benham; she set bond at $5,000. However, he was not able to post bond and District Judge Mike Welborn released Martinez after 90 days in jail on a PR bond of $5,000. Upon indictment, Johnson issued a capias for Martinez’s re-arrest and a new bond of $50,000 was set.

Elias Villa, 55, of San Antonio was indicted on two counts. Count 1 was for possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (PG 1-cocaine [4g-200g] enhanced) Count 2 was for possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (PG 1-heroin [200g-400g] enhanced). Villa was arrested on July 11 by Meakins and by Chief Garcia. Martinez was magistrated by Benham; she set bond at $50,000. Upon indictment, Johnson continued Villa on the same bond; however, he remains in custody.

Oscar Noriega Jr., 37, of Sinton was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was arrested on Aug. 7 by Chief Ray Garcia, George West Police officers Jason Lee, Juan Garcia and Texas Ranger J. Kealin on two outstanding warrants and two other charges. He was magistrated by Chapa. Bond was set at $10,000. Upon indictment, Johnson continued Noriega on the same bond. However, he remains in custody.

Andrew D. Escamilla, 32, of San Antonio was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Escamilla was arrested on Sept. 9 by DPS Trooper Cody Wallace on two charges. One charge was a misdemeanor and will be considered by county court; the charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle is a state jail felony. Escamilla was magistrated by Tanguma. She set bond for the state jail charge at $10,000. Upon indictment, Judge Johnson continued Escamilla on the same bond; however, he remains in custody.

George Ralph Henson, Jr., 56, of San Antonio was indicted for driving while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 15. Henson was arrested on Aug. 14 by DPS Trooper D. Clayton. Henson was magistrated by George West Municipal Judge Patricia Lanford. She set bond at $5,000. Upon indictment, Johnson continued Henson on the same bond; however, he remains in custody.

Rodolfo Hernandez, Jr., 38, of San Antonio was indicted for driving while intoxicated-enhanced. He was arrested on Sept. 28 by Trooper Jazmin Garcia. During the booking process, it was determined this was his third or more time to be arrested for the same offense. Hernandez was magistrated by Lanford. Bond was set at $8,500; Hernandez posted bond and was released. Upon indictment, Johnson continued him on the same bond.

Hugo Edwardo Quintanilla, 31, of Alamo was indicted for driving while intoxicated. He was arrested on May 22 by DPS Trooper Rey Garcia for allegedly driving while intoxicated with an open alcohol container. During the booking process, it was determined this was his third or more time to be arrested for the same offense. Quintanilla’s bond was set at $3,500 and he was out on bail on May 23. Upon indictment, Johnson continued Quintanilla on the same bond.

Martin Montes Banda, 54, of San Antonio was indicted for bail jumping-enhanced. Banda was arrested on May 20 by Trooper Russell. Upon indictment, Johnson issued a capias for Banda’s arrest with a $25,000 bond.

Florentino Arriaga, 45, of San Antonio was re-indicted for driving while intoxicated. The original arrest took place on July 2 and the arresting officer was Trooper Russell. Arriaga was magistrated by Judge Chapa, who set bond at $5,000. Arriaga posted bond on July 6. Upon indictment, Johnson continued Arriaga on his previous bond.
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