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Grand jury indicts suspect for aggravated assault
by Gary Kent
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An Oct. 16 incident involving a gun could land a 36-year-old Beeville man in jail for 20 years if he is convicted on either of three counts listed in a four-count indictment.

Bee County grand jurors indicted Billy Lee Flippo last week on charges of aggravated assault, bodily injury with a deadly weapon, two counts of aggravated assault, threat with a deadly weapon and one count of assault against a family member, strangulation.

The first three counts are second degree felonies, punishable by a prison term of up to 20 years and a file of $10,000.

The fourth count is a third degree felony. A conviction could result in a 10-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

Bee County District Attorney Investigator Dan Caddell alleged that Flippo pushed the barrel of gun into the chest of a man during a confrontation on Oct. 20.

The second and third counts of the indictment alleged that the defendant pointed a firearm at another man and at a woman during the same incident.

The fourth count of the indictment claims that Flippo choked a woman in connection with the same incident.

Bond was set at $20,000 by District Judge M.E. “Mike” Welborn.

Grand jurors also returned a three-count indictment on Guadalupe Rodriguez in connection with a Feb. 10 incident in Beeville.

The first count of the indictment was on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.

The charge is a second degree felony.

The other two counts were on charges of continuous family violence and endangering a child, both third degree felonies.

According to investigators with the Bee County Sheriff’s Office, Rodriguez broke into a family member’s house on Feb. 10 and grabbed a female victim by her wrists.

In the third count of the indictment, investigators alleged that Rodriguez rammed another person’s vehicle with his vehicle when a child under the age of 15 was in the car.

Bond was $5,000.

Others indicted on Nov. 18 included:

•Christopher Ray Barrera on a charge of aggravated assault, threat with a deadly weapon.

The charge is a second degree felony.

According to Beeville Police Department investigators, Barrera used a knife to threaten Patrolman Greg Baron while the officer was attempting to detain him on April 4.

Bond was $10,000.

•Christopher L. Thomas, also known as Christopher Thomas, on a charge of assault against a family member, strangulation.

The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony because Thomas had a previous felony conviction.

Police alleged that the incident cited in the indictment took place on Nov. 4 in Bee County.

The charge was enhanced because the defendant had been convicted on a charge of burglary of a habitation on Feb. 24, 2009, in Guadalupe County.

Bond was $5,000 with conditions.

•Brian Lee Maldonado on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more.

The charge was elevated to a second degree felony because the defendant had a previous felony conviction on a charge of deadly conduct, discharging a firearm at an individual.

That conviction came on June 18, 1998, in Bee County.

Highway Patrol troopers arrested Maldonado on the charge on July 29. He had previous DWI convictions on Feb. 7, 2001, and June 18, 1998, both in Bee County.

Bond was $5,000 with conditions.

•Theodore Alvino DelBosque, also known as Theodore DelBasque, on a charge of DWI, third offense or more, enhanced to a second degree felony.

The charge was enhanced because DelBosque had been convicted of felony DWI on Dec. 1, 2006, in Bexar County.

The previous DWI convictions cited in the indictment were on April 2, 2001, and on March 22, 2004, both in Bexar County.

Bond was $5,000.

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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