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One bad deed... deserves another
by Gary Kent
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José Luna, 19
José Luna, 19
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Anthony Lee Arredendo, 20
Anthony Lee Arredendo, 20
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BEEVILLE – Two men who allegedly took advantage of a host’s hard luck last August could be spending some time in prison if they are found guilty of burglary of a habitation.

Anthony Lee Arredendo, 20, and José Luna, 19, were both indicted last Thursday by the Bee County Grand Jury on burglary charges.

Burglary of a habitation is a second degree felony, and each suspect faces a possible 20-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

Bee County Sheriffs Office Investigator Adam Levine said the two are suspected of entering the home of Blueberry Hills resident and stealing a television set and an X-Box video game system.

Levine said deputies were sent to the residence after neighbors complained of noise from the party. The resident was taken into custody, and the home was left unlocked.

Arredondo and Luna allegedly decided to take advantage of the situation, and they returned to the residence.

The stolen property was later discovered in Arredondo’s residence.

However, a witness told deputies that Luna had given the property to Arredondo.

District Judge Joel Johnson set bonds on the two suspects at $10,000 each.

Others indicted last Thursday included:

•Tomas Suniga, Jr. on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The offense is a second degree felony.

According to BCSO Investigator Delilah Pier, Suniga cut a family member with a knife, causing serious bodily injury, during an incident on Aug. 12, 2011.

Bond was $10,000.

•Mark Anthony Hudson on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle, enhanced to a second degree felony.

According to Deputy Sgt. Brandon Burdick, Hudson fled from him using a motor vehicle on Jan. 15 when the deputy was trying to arrest him.

The charge was enhanced from a third degree felony because Hudson had a previous felony conviction on a charge of theft of property, $20,000-$100,000.

That conviction was on Jan. 24, 2012.

Bond was $1,000.

•Cynthia Lee Ray, also known as Cynthia Carriger Ray, in a two-count indictment on charges of aggregated theft, $1,500-$20,000, and tampering with a witness.

The theft charge is a state jail felony, and the witness tampering charge is a third degree felony.

If convicted of the first count in the indictment, Ray could be sentenced to up to two years in a state jail facility and fined $10,000.

A conviction on the third degree felony could result in 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

In count one, Ray was accused of gaining control of several rifles and handguns that allegedly belonged to the estate of her late husband and his children.

In the second count, prosecutors alleged that Ray approached a prospective witness in the gun theft investigation and discouraged him from telling investigators of the guns.

The indictment claimed that Ray told the prospective witness, “I’m just saying, don’t — we will have no conversation about guns. Don’t talk about guns. Don’t act — I mean you know, that is a moot point.”

Bond on the two charges totaled $10,000.

•José Patricio Rodriguez, also known as José P. Patricio and José Patricio Garcia, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.

The offense is a third degree felony.

Highway Patrol Trooper John Quiroga made the DWI arrest on Feb. 10. Rodriguez had previous DWI convictions on Jan. 18, 2002, and on April 13, 2010, both in Hidalgo County.

Bond was $5,000 with interlock conditions.

•Thomas Anthony Clark on a charge of possession of marijuana, more than four ounces but less then five pounds.

The charge is a state jail felony.

Patrolman Baldo Salazar of the Beeville Police Department alleged that Clark had the drug in his possession on March 15.

Bond was $5,000.

•John Paul Canales on a charge of theft, $1,500-$20,000.

According to Antonio Gutierrez of the BPD, Canales took an electronic monitoring device from another man on Sept. 7, 2012.

Bond was $500.

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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