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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Man indicted for Sep. 2021 fatal shooting

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 290 felony indictments.

Julius Inteus Burge is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Sep. 14, 2021, Burge intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Benjamin Michael Holl by shooting Holl with a deadly weapon (firearm). Three additional counts of the indictment charge Burge with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Those charges allege on Sep. 14, 2021, Holl used and exhibited a deadly weapon (firearm) and that Burge intentionally and knowingly threatened imminent bodily injury to Tammy Jeane Ross, Desarey Schliesman and Patrick Schliesman by pointing said deadly weapon at and in their direction. These cases are being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 399th District Court. Murder is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

Jacob Anthony Garcia is charged in two separate indictments with attempted capital murder of a police officer. The indictments allege that on Sep. 9, 2021, Garcia intentionally and knowingly attempted to cause the deaths of Andrew Arredondo and Steve Perez by shooting at and in the direction of Arredondo and Perez with a deadly weapon (firearm), an act amounting to more than mere preparation that tended but failed to effect the commission of the offense of capital murder, having at the time the specific intent to commit the offense of capital murder, and that Arredondo and Perez were peace officers acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty and that Garcia knew Arredondo and Perez were peace officers. Garcia is also charged with burglary of a habitation by force. The indictment alleges that on Sep. 9, 20201, Garcia intentionally and knowingly entered a habitation with intent to commit theft without the consent of the owner. These cases are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th District Court. Attempted capital murder of a police officer is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000. 

Hilario Urista is charged with multiple felonies.

  • Attempted capital murder: The indictment alleges that on Sep. 9, 2021, Urista intentionally and knowingly attempted to cause the death of Andrew Arredondo by shooting at and in the direction of Arredondo with a deadly weapon (firearm), an act amounting to more than mere preparation that tended but failed to effect the commission of the offense of capital murder, having at the time the specific intent to commit the offense of capital murder, and that Arredondo was a peace officer acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty and that Urista knew Arredondo was a peace officer.
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon: The indictment alleges that on June 17, 2021, Urista used and exhibited a deadly weapon (firearm) and Urista intentionally and knowingly threatened imminent bodily injury to Joe Alvarez by shooting at and in the direction of Alvarez with said deadly weapon.
  • Burglary of a habitation by force: The indictment alleges that on Sep. 9, 2021, Urista intentionally and knowingly entered a habitation with intent to commit theft without the effective consent of the owner.
  • Evading arrest or detention with a vehicle: The indictment alleges that on June 25, 2021, Urista, while using a vehicle, intentionally fled from a person, namely Michael Castano, a person Urista knew was a peace officer attempting lawfully to arrest and detain Urista.
  • Criminal mischief $2,500 to less than $30,000: The indictment alleges that on June 25, 2021, Urista intentionally and knowingly damaged and destroyed tangible property, namely one motor vehicle without the effective consent of the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Police Department, the said owner, by striking the property with a motor vehicle being driven and operated by Urista and caused pecuniary loss in the amount of $2,500 or more but less than $30,000.

These cases are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th District Court. Attempted capital murder of a police officer is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000. 

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person charged by indictment is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury or a judge. Because these and potentially other cases are either pending or may be under investigation, we can make no further comment on them.

Copies of indictments may be requested from the Bexar County District Clerk. Information on court settings can be found by searching the case online or directly from the court.

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