Woman, 31, charged with threatening police officer
by Gary Kent
Jun 25, 2010 | 2286 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Grand jurors indicted a 31-year-old woman on charges that she threatened to shoot and kill a police officer.

Josie Garcia faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if she is convicted of any of the charges listed on two indictments returned early this month by the grand jury.

Garcia is accused by Beeville Police Department investigators with two counts of retaliation, a third degree felony, in connection with a Sept. 2, 2008, incident in which she allegedly threatened to shoot and threatened to kill Patrolman Art Gamez.

Bond on that indictment was set at $10,000 by District Judge Joel Johnson.

In a separate indictment, Garcia was charged with tampering with physical evidence, also a third degree felony.

According to police, she concealed two knives during an incident on Feb. 21 in an effort to prevent them from being used as evidence.

Johnson set bond at $5,000 on that indictment.

Others indicted this month on third degree and state jail felonies included:

•Michael Seballos on a charge of attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a third degree felony.

According to BPD officers, the defendant used a motor vehicle to attempt an assault against a local man on Aug. 12, 2008.

Bond was $5,000.

•Jordan Jabree Carter on four counts of assault against a public servant, a third degree felony.

Police officers alleged that Carter used his hand to strike Detective Chris Bernal and Patrolmen Art Gamez, Victor Gonzales and Greg Baron as they tried to arrest him on Feb. 26.

Bond was $4,000.

Carter also was charged with evading arrest in connection with the same incident. That charge is a state jail felony, punishable by a two-year term in a state jail facility and a $10,000 fine.

The indictment alleges that Carter fled from Bernal as he was trying to arrest him.

Bond was $1,000 on that indictment.

•Patricia Olivares on a charge of possession of marijuana, more than five pounds but less than 50 pounds.

That charge is a third degree felony.

BPD officers claimed that the defendant had the drug on Dec. 22, 2009.

Bond was $5,000.

•Ray Espinosa on a charge of felony driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony.

Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputies claimed that Espinosa was driving under the influence of alcohol on Feb. 28.

He had previous DWI convictions on Jan. 13, 2000, in Karnes County and on Dec. 10, 2009, in Bee County.

Bond was $5,000.

•Robert Herrada Jr. on a charge of felony DWI, third offense or more.

The charge is a third degree felony.

Officers cited two previous DWI convictions on Nov. 12, 2003, and on July 13, 2005, both in Bee County.

Bond was $3,000

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