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Grand jurors indict woman for throwing hot oil at another
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – Bee County grand jurors returned a second degree felony indictment on May 29 against a Beeville woman after a Bee County Sheriff’s Office investigator alleged that she threw hot oil at another woman.

The defendant, 32-year-old Sylvia Ann Martinez, was accused of committing the act on March 1.

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

Bond was set at $10,000 by District Judge Janna Whatley.

Others indicted last week included:

•Jesus Ramon Rivas on a charge of aggravated assault, threat, with a deadly weapon.

The charge is a second degree felony.

A sheriff’s investigator alleged that Rivas threatened a woman with a knife during an incident on Feb. 25.

Bond was set at $30,000 with special conditions.

•Esequiel Chapa, Jr. on a charge of arson, a second degree felony.

According to a deputy investigator, the defendant used glue to start a fire in a vehicle owned by another man on Dec. 22, 2013.

Bond was $2,500.

•Reynaldo Rivas Aguirre on a charge of robbery, a second degree felony.

A Beeville Police Department investigator claimed that the defendant struck a woman with his hand during an incident on Nov. 13, 2013, as he gained control of her property.

Bond was $2,000.

•Adam Matthew Brumley in a two-count indictment on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

According to investigators, Brumley had between four and 200 grams of hydrocodone and between 28 and 200 grams of Alprazolam on March 19.

The first count is a second degree felony, and the second count is a third degree felony.

If convicted of the third degree felony, Brumley could be sentenced to 10 years in a state prison and fined $10,000.

Bond was $3,500.

•Joe Manuel Arrisola on a charge of bail jumping. The offense is a third degree felony.

District court officials accused Arrisola of failing to appear in court on April 29.

He was out on a $20,000 bond at the time on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

His bond on that charge was set at $500,000.

•Adan Lopez Zamora in a two-count indictment on charges of assault, family violence, impeding breath and criminal attempt.

Both charges are third degree felonies.

A sheriff’s investigator reported that Zamora allegedly choked a woman during an incident on April 4, and he also tried to have sexual intercourse with the same, unwilling victim on April 10.

Bond was $40,000.

•Felix Villarreal in a three-count indictment on charges of tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance.

All three charges are third degree felonies.

A BCSO investigator alleged that the defendant attempted to conceal some methamphetamine in his possession on July 5, 2013. The other two counts are for possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine and possession of less than one gram of cocaine.

Bond was $5,000.

•Joseph Michael Ermel on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, a third degree felony.

A sheriff’s investigator claimed that Ermel had a firearm before the fifth anniversary of his release from supervision on another felony.

That conviction was on June 22, 2007, in San Patricio County on a charge of unauthorized absence from a community corrections center.

Bond was $4,000.

District judges establish bond amounts on felony cases based on the flight risk of a defendant and not on the severity of the offense.

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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