Three Three Rivers teens and six others indicted by grand jury
by Rita Arnst
Jan 29, 2009 | 3167 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left to right, Diaz, Carbajal and Miller.
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The Live Oak County Grand Jury indicted nine individuals during the January session.

Three teens from Three Rivers were indicted in related burglaries. Victor Carbajal, 18, was indicted on two counts. Counts 1 and 2 were both for burglary of a building. Count 1 was for the alleged burglary of Bar H in Three Rivers on Sept. 23, 2008. Count 2 was for the alleged burglary of the Waterfront Restaurant on the night of Sept. 30. Robert Diaz, 18, was indicted for burglary of a building for the alleged burglary of Bar H on Sept. 23. Randal Wayne Miller, 18, was indicted on four counts. Counts 1 through 4 were all for burglary of a building. Count 1 was for the alleged burglary of Curry’s Nursery on Sept. 4. Count 2 was for the alleged burglary of Bar H on Sept. 23. Count 3 was for the alleged burglary of Waterfront Restaurant on the night of Sept. 30. Count 4 was for the alleged burglary of Three Rivers High School. Three Rivers Police Chief Vance Roberts said, “On Sept. 18, Michael Hardesty, owner of Bar H Outfitters, reported his business had been burglarized and two .38 Comanche pistols had been taken.” A week later, on Sept. 24, Hardesty reported his business had been burglarized again and this time eight shotguns and rifles, 60 pocketknives, 100 boxes of ammunition and several other items had been taken. Less than two weeks after the burglaries (Oct. 6), Three Rivers police received a report someone was siphoning gas from a vehicle. When the officer arrived he interrupted a “burglary of a vehicle in progress,” said Roberts. “One subject ran off; however, two other subjects were apprehended.” The subjects were identified as Carbajal and Miller; the other subject was later identified as Diaz. The three were arrested in connection with the Bar H Outfitters burglaries and several other burglaries, said Roberts. During a brief press meeting last October, Roberts said, “While we [police department and sheriff’s office] cannot divulge sources or details, the Bar H burglaries, as well as the Three Rivers School, Curry’s Nursery, and Waterfront Restaurant burglaries are all related. The Three Rivers Police Department and the sheriff’s office worked closely to apprehend the suspects,” said Roberts.

Ciara Misty Combs, 22, of Mathis was indicted on two counts of forgery. On Nov. 5, 2008, Cynthia Evans of Aransas Pass appeared at the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office and reported to Deputy John Calloway that her daughter (Combs) had been writing checks on her account without her permission. “She [Evans] released checks to the officer that were dated Nov. 7, 2008, and written for $35 and $50 that Combs allegedly passed at the Stripes store in the Swinney Switch area,” said LOC Sheriff Larry Busby. “Evans said she wished to see her [Combs] prosecuted,” continued Busby. On Dec. 3, after investigating the allegations, Calloway appeared before Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Judge Jim E. Lane and filed a complaint against Combs for the offense of forgery. Later that date Combs surrendered to the sheriff’s office, said Busby. Combs was magistrated by Lane and bond was set at $5,000. Upon indictment, District Judge Joel Johnson continued Combs on the same bail.

Joey Garza Jr., aka Joey G. Garza, Joey Garcia Garza Jr. and Amouse Reyna, was indicted for possession of a firearm by felon-enhanced. Garza, 27, is from Crosbyton, in Crosby County. He lists his occupation as working for an irrigation company. Garza was arrested on Oct. 4, 2008, by George West Police Officer Jorge Media after he (Medina) discovered Garza, a felon, was in possession of two firearms, said Busby. During a routine traffic stop at Hwy 281 and Travis Street at approximately 11:44 p.m. Medina learned Garza had two warrants from Lubbock. One warrant was for shoplifting and the other warrant was for theft less than $1,500. Additionally, Garza was charged with failure to identify because he allegedly gave Medina a fictitious name---the name of his brother, said Busby. Garza was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts. He was magistrated by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 Judge Virginia Tanguma. Bond was set at $20,000 for each firearm charge; $2500 for the ‘failure to identify’ charge; $10,000 for the shoplifting warrant and $4000 for the theft warrant. Following indictment his bond was set at $10,000 by Johnson for the firearms charge. Garza’s charges were enhanced because he had previously been sentenced to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice center, said Busby.

Hilario Medina, 44, birthplace Mexico, living in Houston and working as truck driver, was indicted for theft of at least $1,500 but no more than $20,000. Medina was arrested on southbound Hwy. 281 and CR 101 by GW Police Officer Jorge Medina on Nov. 16, 2008, at approximately 1:31 p.m. and was charged with theft for allegedly driving a stolen pickup. He was magistrated by Tanguma. Bond was set at $100,000. Upon indictment, Johnson set bond at $20,000. However, Medina remains in the Live Oak County jail.

Mark Mitchell, 42, an equipment operator from George West, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance - PG1-cocaine of at least one gram but less than 4 grams. Mitchell was stopped on Nov. 14 on Hwy. 59, across from a truck stop, by GW Police Officer Medina at approximately 1:33 p.m. It was determined Mitchell was in possession of a substance believed to be cocaine and another substance believed to be marijuana (less than 2 oz.). He was subsequently arrested and magistrated by Tanguma. Bond was set at $10,000 for the suspected cocaine charge and $1,000 for the suspected marijuana charge. Mitchell posted bond on Nov. 15 and was released. Johnson continued him on the same bond.

Samuel Delarosa, 31, living in San Antonio and formerly of Matamoros, Mexico, was indicted on three counts of driving while intoxicated. Two of the counts involved having passengers that were under 15 years of age. “One child was 11 years old and the other was 8 years old,” Busby said.

On Nov. 1 at 12:20 a.m., DPS Trooper Darin Lamp stopped Delarosa on a traffic violation at IH-37 near mile-marker 65 northbound. Delarosa was arrested for suspicion of DWI with two minors. Three Rivers Municipal Judge Dawn Benham magistrated Delarosa and set his bond at $25,000; he subsequently posted bond and was released. Upon indictment Johnson continued him on the same bond. Delarosa’s charges are felony DWI because he has had at least two previous convictions, said Busby. Delarosa lists his occupation as an anesthesia technician.

Baldomero Villarreal, 50, of San Antonio was indicted for driving while intoxicated. On May 26 at approximately 10:04 a.m., Villarreal was stopped by DPS Trooper Jason Galvan for a traffic violation on IH-37 near mile-marker 59 north access in front of a convenience store. Galvan arrested him for suspicion of DWI and it was determined Villarreal had at least two other convictions of DWI on his record. Villarreal was magistrated by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Judge Elizabeth Ellis. She set bond at $6,500; and he subsequently posted bond and was released. He was operating a 2001 pickup. Villarreal lists his occupation as a trainer.
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