Accused arsonist indicted

Nicholas Friesenhahn

KARNES CITY — A total of 17 indictments were returned by the Karnes County Grand Jury on Aug. 11, including one on Nicholas Patrick Friesenhahn, 26, of Kenedy.

Friesenhahn is being charged with arson and burglary of a building in connection with the break-in and fire that took place on March 22 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Kenedy.

Friesenhahn was actually apprehended by Kenedy PD just a few hours after the incident and taken to the Karnes County jail on warrant charges, but wasn’t tied to the church crime until his DNA matched blood evidence that was taken at the crime scene.

Other indictments were handed down to:

• Jimmy Lee Garza, 31, for engaging in organized criminal activity and burglary of a building. Bond was set at $40,000.

• Chad Michael Cox, 45, for engaging in organized criminal activity and burglary of a building. Bond was set at $40,000.

• Kenneth Glenn, 54, for engaging in organized criminal activity. Bond was set at $40,000.

• Ofelia Davila, 45, for engaging in organized criminal activity. Bond was set at $40,000.

• Joshua Cruz, 26, for two counts of burglary of a habitation.

• Tito Reyes, 38, for burglary of a building. Bond was set at $20,000.

• Agapito Alvarado, Jr., 37, for evading in vehicle. Bond was set at $15,000.

• Timothy Harold Bass, 42, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

• Sherry Kinney, 41, for evading in vehicle, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine.

• Michael Rodriguez, 46, for possession of a controlled substance, namely meth.

• Christopher Thomas, 31, for possession of a controlled substance, namely meth.

• Evan Couch, 31, for possession of a controlled substance, namely meth.

• Denny Charles Martin, 56, for possession of a controlled substance, namely meth.

• Antonio Coronado, 52, for possession of a controlled substance, namely meth, with intent to deliver.

• Silvano Zamora, Jr., 30, for evading arrest in vehicle.

• Anthony Villarreal, 43, for evading arrest in vehicle. Bond was set at $15,000.