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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Former SA police officer indicted on charges he misused public information

On Tuesday, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted a former San Antonio police officer for misusing public information.

The two-count indictment alleges that on May 2, 2019, Ronaldo Segovia, 40, with intent to harm or defraud another, namely, Victor Lara, disc...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

S.A. man indicted for Feb. 2021 family violence-related capital murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 260 felony indictments. 

“As these 24 citizens conclude their service over these last two months, I want to acknowledge the vital role they play in the criminal justice system. T...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Bexar County Detention Officer indicted for alleged assault on inmate

This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted a Bexar County Detention Officer for an alleged attack on an inmate.

Eduardo Sanchez is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant causing serious bodily injury and official oppression. Both charges...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Two men indicted for Oct. 2019 murder

This week Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Richard Villanueva and D’Quintin Williams are charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Oct. 9, 2019, Villanueva and Williams intentionally and knowingly ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

S.A. man sentenced for soliciting child through Snapchat

A San Antonio man was sentenced to prison Monday for soliciting a child through social media.

Andrew Cummings, 20, was found guilty Monday of a charge of online solicitation of a minor under 14 years old. Evidence in the case showed Cummings met the child ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Bexar County D.A. issues statement on verdicts in Derek Chauvin case

Following the guilty verdicts in the cases against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales issued the following statement:

"George Floyd’s final 9 minutes and 29 seconds in handcuffs, on the ground,...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

S.A. mother of missing toddler indicted by Bexar County Grand Jury

This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted the mother of a missing toddler on a charge of tampering with evidence.

The charge reflects that on March 15, 2021, D’Lanny Reaneille Chairez, knowing that an investigation was in progress did inte...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

S.A. man indicted for Feb. 2021 murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 250 felony indictments.

Joan Francisco Paulino is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 3, 2021, Paulino intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Michael Garcia-Sanchez by...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

D.A. Joe Gonzales releases Midterm Report

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales has released a Midterm Report detailing how the office progressed in the first two years under his leadership, most of which was greatly impacted by COVID-19.

“It is important for the public to know how the Distr...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

S.A. man indicted for capital murder of child

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 165 felony indictments.

D’Morea Keys is charged with capital murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 15, 2020, Keys intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Donita Henry-Philli...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Bexar County man exonerated for 2009 assault case that was recanted

A local man convicted in 2010 for a family violence assault has been exonerated with the assistance of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit.

Mikhail Timofeyev, now 45, was accused of punching his boyfrien...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Woman indicted on charges connected to fatal car accident

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 240 felony indictments.

Natalie Saldana is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 22, 2019, Saldana operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Former BCSO deputy sentenced to prison for exposing himself to child

This morning, a Bexar County Judge sentenced a former Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy to 3 years in prison for exposing himself to a child.

Andres Ibarra, 27, pleaded no contest to indecency with a child by exposure. Ibarra left the BCSO pri...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Man indicted by Bexar County Grand Jury for fatal shooting

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 250 felony indictments.

Jesus Monsivais Jr. is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 29, 2020, Monsivais intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Oscar Rene Castillo Jr. b...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales in Opposition to S.B. 21 in the 87th Texas Legislature

The limited space in county jails should be reserved for those who are a danger to our community. As currently written, Texas Senate Bill 21 would have a detrimental impact on Texas’ criminal justice system. This bill would limit Judicial discre...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Pair indicted by Bexar County Grand Jury for robbery, double murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 250 felony indictments.

James Miller and Jaylen Dears are charged with capital murder. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 17, 2020, Miller and Dears intentionally caused the deaths of Bobby Carter an...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

D.A. Joe Gonzales condemns apparent hate crime attack on San Antonio Restaurant

The weekend vandalism of San Antonio’s Noodle Tree restaurant appears to be a deplorable sign that Bexar County’s Asian American community is the latest target of hate-motivated crime.

“I have seen the horrific acts of violenc...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Former S.A. teacher sentenced to prison for having sex with student

A former San Antonio teacher has been sentenced to prison after admitting he had sex with a student.

Jose Eduardo Hernandez, 45, pled guilty to sexual assault of a child Tuesday in the 144th District Court. Evidence showed in 2019 Hernandez, a Lanier High ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Former jail nurse, detention officer indicted by Bexar County Grand Jury

This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury handed down three indictments connected to a single alleged incident inside the Bexar County Jail.

The separate indictments allege that on May 3, 2018, Maricela Leija and Thomas Lucero intentionally and knowingly pro...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in separate murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 280 felony indictments.

Priscilla Caballero is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 5, 2021, Caballero intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Yvette Salinas by shooting Sa...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Bexar County D.A. to business owners: You have the right to require masks on premises

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales is encouraging Bexar County residents to continue wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 that lifts the state’s mask...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts man for fatal stabbing

A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted a local man for murder.

The indictment alleges that on Nov. 21, 2020, Richard Luna also known as Dask, intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Isaac Cantu by cutting and stabbing Cantu with a deadly weapon (kn...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Capital murder case among nearly 270 felony indictments handed down this week

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 270 felony indictments.

“The terms of the Grand Juries impaneled by the 144th District Court and the 226th District Court concluded this week. These two Grand Juries have handed down 1,815 f...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Howard named Director of Conviction Integrity Unit

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales has named Matthew Howard the Director of the Conviction Integrity Unit.

Matthew has been with the District Attorney’s Office since 2013. He has worked in the Conviction Integrity Unit since 2015. Matthe...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Bexar County man sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

A Bexar County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a 10-year old girl.

Justin Anthony Gonzales, 29, was charged by indictment with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The offenses were alleged to have occurred in January and...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Pipe burst damages equipment, files in Bexar County District Attorney's Office

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office is assessing damage caused by a burst pipe to a portion of its offices in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center. While Bexar County facilities were closed all week due to inclement weather, the water damage...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Two indicted by Bexar County Grand Juries in separate financial schemes

This week, Bexar County Grand Jurors handed down nearly 300 felony indictments.

Lavelle Wilson Ruvader is charged with theft of $300,000 or more. The two count indictment alleges that between Jan. 6, 2014, and Sep. 12, 2019, Ruvader, also known as Lavelle ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down nearly 300 felony indictments for week ending Feb. 5, 2021

This week, Bexar County Grand Jurors handed down nearly 300 felony indictments.

Gregory Morrison is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Nov. 3, 2020, Morrison intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Ann Black by shooting her with a ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Bexar County Grand Juries indict two men for deadly car accidents

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 320 felony indictments.

Christopher Thomas Norton is charged with failure to stop and render aid causing death. The indictment alleges that on Nov. 9, 2020, Norton intentionally and knowingly drove...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts SAPD officer for bribery, child pornography charges

This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury handed down multiple indictments against a San Antonio police officer.

Erik Rodriguez is charged in two-count indictment with bribery and misuse of public information The first count of the indictment alleges that on...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts man for fatal shooting

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Mason Alvarado is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 16, 2020, Alvarado intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Cyrus Holmes by shooting Holmes...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down more than 300 indictments

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 300 felony indictments.

David James Estrada Jr. is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Sep. 5, 2020, Estrada did then and there commit or attempt to commit the felony offense of agg...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Bexar County D.A.'s Office completes additional review into shooting death of Marquise Jones

This afternoon, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales and two of his senior staff met with the family of Marquise Jones to discuss the additional review of the officer-involved shooting that resulted in Mr. Jones’ death. The family was inf...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Bexar County Commissioners approve funding for additional family violence prosecutors

This morning, Bexar County Commissioners approved a request from District Attorney Joe Gonzales for additional resources to help with a growing number of family violence cases.

The $350,624 request includes two misdemeanor prosecutors, a felony prosecutor ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Bexar County Assistant District Attorney Daryl Harris to lead Civil Rights Division

This afternoon, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales announced Assistant District Attorney Daryl Harris will lead the office’s newly created Civil Rights Division.

Bexar County Commissioners approved funding for the division in October 202...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Bexar County D.A. publishes magistration, felony criminal trial data

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office has added two more dashboards with data of incoming cases. One details cases filed at magistration after an individual is arrested; the other details the current caseload of the Criminal Trial Division...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in 2 separate capital murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 360 felony indictments.

Trevon Chaney, Roger Troy Koontz Jr. and Aviar Maleek Smith are charged with capital murder – other felony. Three separate indictments allege that on Sep. 22, 2020, Chaney, Koo...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in 3 separate murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 260 felony indictments.

Maria Del Rosario Mendez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on March 27, 2020, Mendez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Jose Salvador Tellez-T...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Cite and Release data available on Bexar County D.A. website

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office has added a Cite and Release dashboard to its website. The interactive graphic includes data from the date law enforcement began participating on July 1, 2019, through July 30, 2020. To see the dashboa...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reforms death sentence in Bexar County capital murder case

On Nov. 25, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion in the case of a Bexar County man convicted of capital murder, reforming his death sentence to life in prison due to intellectual disability.

Geronimo Gutierrez, who is now 43 years ol...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Woman indicted by Bexar County Grand Jury for intoxication manslaughter

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 340 felony indictments.

Mariana Campos-Jimenez is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The first count of the indictment alleges that on May 23, 2020, Campos-Jimenez operated a motor vehicle in a p...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Bexar County D.A. Joe Gonzales, County Court Judges announce major change for family violence cases

For more than a decade, misdemeanor family violence cases have been assigned to County Court 7 and County Court 13. When the COVID-19 protocols were put into place, all courts ceased having jury trials and most moved to virtual hearings – a much slower pr...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in capital murder, murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Kevin Ray Clark is charged with manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on May 3, 2020, Clark did recklessly cause the death of Miranda Martinez by discharging a deadly we...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grand Juries indict men for separate murder, manslaughter cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Fabian Rene Arredondo is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and causing serious bodily injury. The indictment alleges that on Sep. 16, 2020, Arredondo inte...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

S.A. man receives 12 year sentence for intoxication manslaughter charge

A San Antonio man who pled guilty to intoxication manslaughter earlier this year has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing a woman who was delivering food.

On Dec. 2, 2018, Jennifer White, 33, was stopped at a light at the intersection of Perrin...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Grand Jury indicts man for family violence-related murder

This week, two newly-impaneled Grand Juries began their service to Bexar County by handing down more than 100 felony indictments in just two days.

Jorge Izquierdo is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 20, 2020, Izquierdo intentionally...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Convicted sex offender sentenced for sex attack on 64-year-old woman

This afternoon, a convicted sex offender was sentenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault. Due to COVID-19 procedures, the hearing was conducted via Zoom.

Clovis Joseph Schexnayder, 47, was accused of the Sep. 2016 attack on a 64-year-old ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Grand Jury indicts pair for capital murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 230 felony indictments.

Dorian Murphree and Kyle Phillips are charged with capital murder. The indictments allege that on July 14, 2020, Murphree and Phillips intentionally caused the death of Jasm...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Bexar County District Attorney’s Office makes family violence data available online

In a first for Bexar County, District Attorney Joe Gonzales has made family violence data available online. The two dashboards present the data in different ways. One details incoming family violence and sex assault cases comparing September 2019 to Septe...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts man for capital murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 270 felony indictments.

Rogelio Sanchez is charged with capital murder. The indictment alleges that on July 5, 2020, Sanchez intentionally caused the death of Christina De La Cruz by shooting her with...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Bexar County Commissioners approve funding for new District Attorney’s Civil Rights Division

This morning, Bexar County Commissioners approved a request from Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales for funding to establish a Civil Rights Division. The division will include two prosecutors, an investigator and an advocate at a cost of $385,984...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Bexar County District Attorney's Office seeks to create Civil Rights Division

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales will announce the creation of a Civil Rights Division to handle officer-involved shootings. It will consist of two prosecutors, an investigator and a victim’s advocate. The team will respond to the sce...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

More than 300 felony indictments handed down between Oct. 12-15

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 300 felony indictments.

Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 22, 2020, Garcia operated a motor vehicle in a public place while i...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Bexar County District Attorney's Office creates Election Response Team

In his capacity as Bexar County’s Criminal District Attorney, Joe Gonzales also has a duty to advise the Bexar County Elections Office. On the first day of Early Voting, Gonzales announced the creation of a District Attorney Election Response Te...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

2 men indicted for separate sex offenses

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 250 felony indictments.

Jose Rodriguez Chucuan is charged in a multi-count indictment. The indictment alleges that on May 3, 2020, Chucuan committed one count of aggravated kidnapping and four counts of sexu...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Bexar County D.A. statement on possible election interference

In August, I became aware of what appeared to be a concerted effort to interfere in the political process within Bexar County. Accordingly, I asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for an opinion in order to help better define the scope of the powers of ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Bexar County man indicted for making active shooter threat to Ft. Hood

A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted Mario Pena with felony terroristic threat. The indictment alleges that on July 31, 2020, Pena threatened to commit an offense involving violence to property of the United States of America, to-wit: posting on social ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in 2 separate murder cases

During the week of Sep. 21-25, 2020, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 265 felony indictments.

Isaiah Andres Enriquez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on May 9, 2020, Enriquez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Michael A...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Bexar County Grand Jury hands down indictment for June 2020 murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Gilberto Perez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on June 29, 2020, Perez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Moses Johnson by shooting Johnson ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

D.A. Joe Gonzales statement on case of local community activist

Bexar County District Attorney Joe D. Gonzales released the following statement:

“On September 10, 2020, Jourdyn Parks, a local community activist, was arrested and charged with child abandonment. The case was originally reviewed and accepted at ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in murder, child sex cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 200 felony indictments.

Greg Delgado is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 21, 2020, Delgado intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Luis Guerrero by shooting Guerrero wi...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

D.A. Joe Gonzales statement on meeting with family of Marquise Jones

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales issued the following statement:

This afternoon, I met with the family of Marquise Jones and some of their representatives. The family’s civil attorney recently provided additional information from the F...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

2 indicted by Bexar County Grand Juries for separate murders

During the week of August 31 through September 4, 2020, two newly-impaneled Bexar County Grand Juries began their service by handing down more than 100 felony indictments.

Jacob Riley Embrey is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on June 1, 20...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Bexar County D.A. statement on meeting with attorneys for Damian Daniels

This morning, the Bexar County District Attorney and other staff members met with the family of Damian Daniels, with their attorneys.

During the meeting, District Attorney Joe Gonzales explained that the BCSO is still investigating the shooting and has not...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Bexar County D.A. dismisses charges against jogger

This afternoon, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales dismissed two charges of assault on a peace officer against Mathais Ometu in the interest of justice and at the request of the complainants. Both complainants are San Antonio Police Officers.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Statement on Arrest of Mathais Ometu by SAPD

On Friday,  Aug. 28, 2020, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales issued the following statement on the arrest of Mathais Ometu:

Mr. Ometu was arrested and charged on Aug. 25, 2020, by the San Antonio Police Department with two different coun...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

DA Gonzales on Voter Intimidation

District Attorney Joe Gonzales submitted a request to the Texas Attorney General on Wednesday in order to understand the scope of his authority to ensure that neither private actors nor government officials infringe on Texans’ right to choose th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

2 men indicted for separate murders

During the week of Aug. 17-21, 2020, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 200 felony indictments.

Thomas Leonard Roberts is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on June 3, 2020, Roberts intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Ap...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Bexar County DA requests AG opinion about prosecuting officials who disenfranchise voters

Bexar County District Attorney Joe D. Gonzales is requesting a legal opinion from the Texas Attorney General in order to better define the scope of his authority related to the prosecution of federal officials who intentionally disenfranchise Texas voters...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Bexar County Grand Jury hands down indictment in fatal family violence case

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Michael Gonzales is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on May 24, 2020, Gonzales intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Miranda Milowski by cutting an...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts man for shooting 3 in May 2020

During the week of Aug. 3-7, 2020, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 220 felony indictments.

Three separate indictments charge Taron Larry Bowie with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The indictments allege that on May 13, 2020, Bowie use...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in capital murder, murder cases

During the week of July 27-31, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 230 felony indictments.

Zion Limon is charged with capital murder of multiple persons. The indictment alleges that on May 2, 2020, Limon intentionally and knowingly caused the deat...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries indict man for March 2020 murder

During the week of July 20-24, 2020 , Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 200 felony indictments.

Joseph William Woolard is charged in three indictments alleging the following:

  • Murder: On March 4, 2020, Woolard did commit or attempt to commit the f...
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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts pair for April 2020 capital murder

During the week of July 6-10, 2020, two newly impaneled Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 150 felony indictments.

Angel Jonathan Koenigstein and Nathaniel Velasquez are co-defendants in three separate indictments. One indictment charges the p...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries indict two men for separate April 2020 murders

From June 29 through July 2, 2020, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 260 felony indictments.

Trey Larenz Duncan is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on April 21, 2020, Duncan intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Regi...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Three Deaths Cases are Focus of Grand Juries' Attention

Bexar County Grand Juries indicted more than 360 felony cases this week. Three of
those indictments related to crimes involving a death.

Agrand jury indicted Juan Fragosa for murder. The indictment alleges that on
August 31, 2019, Fragosa intentionally...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

This week in the Bexar County Grand Jury

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 270
felony indictments for a variety of offenses – including drug-related offenses,property crimes and violent crimes. Four of those indictments were for crimes involving deaths.

Taymor M...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Bexar Criminal District Attorney Weighs in on Rodney Reed case.

Bexar Criminal District Attorney Weighs in on Rodney Reed case. .’The Criminal District Attorney’s office has released the letter.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Jury finds Cantu Guilty of Murder

A Bexar County jury found Ricky Cantu guilty of murder.  Cantu,
58, was accused of driving while intoxicated on February 24, 2018, when he struckand killed a motorcyclist, Rudy Borrego.  Cantu
was charged with murder instead of intox...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Brutal Murder Brings Life Sentence for Defendant

A man convicted of the brutal murder of a
San Antonio college student was sentenced this morning to life in prison.

Ernesto Esquivel Garcia, 21, was convicted in August forthe June 2018 murder of Jared Vargas, 20. Vargas had been missing for three
days...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Statement on Plea to the Jurisdiction Ruling in Bexar County Precinct Two Litigation

 

A Bexar County District Court today heard a plea to the jurisdiction filed by attorneys from the
Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, who represented Bexar Countyin this matter.

 

Former Bexar
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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Man Gets 65 Years in 2018 Murder

SAN ANTONIO – A man
found guilty for his role in a 2018 murder was sentenced to 65 years in prisonon Tuesday.

Joseph Alvarado was sentenced to 65 years in the murder of Tarik Ross, who was shot and killed on March 6, 2018, by individuals who s...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Bexar Grand Jury Indicts Andre McDonald

A Bexar County Grand jury indicted Andre McDonald this morning on two felony charges related to the death of his wife, Andreen.  

McDonald was first indicted on a charge of murder.  The indictment alleges that on February 28, 2019, Andre ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Bexar County Grand Juries Busy

Since September 1st, Bexar County Grand Juries have handed down indictments in 396 felony cases – 135 of these involve family or domestic violence and are assigned to the Family Violence division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney&am...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Theft/Exploitation of Elderly Offense Brings Life Sentence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 6, 2019

Theft/Exploitation of Elderly Offense Brings Life Sentence

The Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office asked for and received the maximum sentence in a theft/exploitation of elderly case ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Bexar County Criminal DA's Office clarifies policy on marijuana prosecution

Clarification of DA Policy regarding Marijuana Prosecution

  1. Since May 16, 2019, it has been and continues to be the policy of the Bexar County D.A.’s Office to refuse prosecution of Possession of Marijuana under 1 ounce.

  2. Individuals that are found ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Bexar Grand Juries Keep Busy

Bexar County grand juries handed down indictments in 275 felony cases last week, including charges for capital murder, murder and intoxication manslaughter.

 

Shandrick
Van Anthony Buckley is charged with Capital Murder-Incarcerated for Murder. Th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2019

08/29/2019 Former BIRD bakery manager sentenced

A
former manager of BIRD bakery was sentenced yesterday to four years inprison for stealing thousands of dollars from the business.  She was also ordered to pay $124,000 in restitution.

 

Jessica Martinez, 24, pled no contest to Misappl...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

8/26/2019 - Bexar County Grand Juries Issue Five Indictments in Four Murder Cases

Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 359 felony indictments last week, including five indictments in four murder cases. Two of the murder cases are being handled by the District Attorney’s Office Family Violence Division. The other two murder c...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Bexar County Grand Jury indicts murder defendant

This week, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Colin Christian King on a charge of murder.

The indictment alleges that on May 2, 2019, King intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Shane Bourret by shooting him with a deadly weapon (a firearm).

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

7/29/2019 - DA's Office volunteers at SA Food Bank

On Saturday, dozens of employees of the Bexar County District Attorney's Office volunteered to help the San Antonio Food Bank.

If you'd like to volunteer to help, click here. If you want to donate food or money to the San Antonio Food Bank, click here.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

7/24/2019 - 'Medical Center Rapist' enters guilty plea

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Anton Jamail Harris pled guilty Wednesday to five charges of aggravated sexual assault.

Harris, 20, was accused of raping women in the Medical Center area from June 2016 until May 2017. Harris’s case was set for trial next week in the 399th Distr...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

7/18/2019 - Grand jury votes not to indict SAPD officer for Oct. 2018 shooting

On Wednesday, a Bexar County grand jury voted not to indict San Antonio Police Officer Steve Casanova for the death of Charles Roundtree, Jr., a bystander who was killed during an officer-involved shooting on October 17, 2018.

Davante Snowden was indicted ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

7/3/2019 - Statement on hemp/marijuana case filing policy

In response to a law signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that defines hemp and changes the definition of marijuana, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales has joined three other Texas District Attorneys in a policy of not accepting criminal charges ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

6/6/2019 - DA's Office, Public Defender's working to help victims of former attorney

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Bexar County Public Defender’s Office are asking former clients of now-disbarred attorney Mark Benavides to come forward to have their cases reevaluated.

Benavides was convicted in 201...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

5/16/2019 - Update on new DA initiatives & policies

Family Violence.

The newly created Family Violence Unit handles crimes involving allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual abuse.  The number of felony prosecutors assigned to these cases have been increased from 22 to 35 (an incre...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Bexar County District Attorney's Office seeking death penalty in fatal SAPD officer shooting

"When I ran for District Attorney in 2018, I promised the citizens of Bexar County that I would seek the death penalty only in the worst of the worst cases. The facts of this case meet that standard. After months of reviewing all of the evidence in t...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

4/24/2019 - BCSO deputy indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

This past Tuesday, a Bexar County grand jury returned a two count indictment against Andrew McDermott, a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

McDermott, 27, was charged in a two count indictment with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault wit...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

4/23/2019 - Bexar County D.A. Joe Gonzales issues new guidelines for criminal trespass arrests

In response to the deaths of homeless and mentally ill people being held in jail on criminal trespass charges, the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office instituted the following policy effective Saturday, April 20, 2019:

Until further notice, we will be ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

4/18/2019 - Grand jury indicts man for shooting that killed BCSO K9 Chucky

A Bexar County grand jury returned multiple indictments on charges connected to a January 25, 2019, shooting that left Chucky, a Bexar County Sheriff's Office K9, dead from injuries suffered in the incident.

One of indictments alleges that Matthew Mireles ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

4/3/2019 - Three indicted on charges related to infant's death

A Bexar County grand jury indicted three people for their alleged roles in the death of baby King Jay Davila and concealing of evidence of the crime.

Christopher Davila is charged with Injury to a Child causing Serious Bodily Injury. The indictment alleges...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

4/1/2019 - Sex offender receives 8 life sentences for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

A convicted sex offender received a total of eight life sentences after he was convicted on charges he sexually assaulted a child and filmed it.

A Bexar County jury found Jose Trinidad Gonzalez, 36, guilty Friday in the 226th District Court. Gonzalez was a...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

3/29/2019 - Bexar County grand jury indicts former BCSO jailer for assault on inmate

Thursday, a Bexar County grand jury returned an indictment against former Bexar County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Raul Macias Gonzales, age 31.

Gonzales was charged in a four-count indictment with Official Oppression, Violation of Civil Rights, Agg...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2019

3/28/2019 - SA man sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing

A Bexar County judge sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for a near-fatal attack on a Walmart store employee.

Travis Cobb was shoplifting inside the store in July 2017. An employee tried to stop him and Cobb severely stabbed him. The victim identified Co...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2019

3/20/2019 - BCSO jailer convicted for lying about assault on inmate

On Monday, the jury in the 187th Criminal District Court convicted Michael Fernandez, a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office detention officer, of Tampering with a Governmental Record, a Class A Misdemeanor.The charges against Michael Fernandez arose f...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

3/13/2019 - Former ESD2 Administrator pled guilty to theft by public servant $30,000-$150,000

The Administrator for several Emergency Services Districts admitted to a scheme that defrauded Bexar County taxpayers of thousands of dollars.

Gil Muniz Perez, 62, pled guilty to theft by public servant $30,000-$150,000 – a second degree felony. ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

3/13/2019 - Grand jury returns no-bill in case involving BCSO deputies

On Tuesday, a Bexar County grand jury returned a no-bill of indictment in the Dec. 21, 2017, shooting death of Amanda Jones. The shooting also resulted in the death of Kameron Prescott, a 6-year-old bystander.

After carefully reviewing and considering the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2018

5/22/2018 - Guilty Verdict for Woman who Shot Boyfriend during Argument

Today, a Bexar County Jury in the 144thDistrict Court found Jamie McCord, age 30, guilty of the Murder of Ryan Perez.McCord will be sentenced by Judge Lorina Rummel at a later date. <_o3a_p>

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In
February 2017, Jamie McCord was arguing with her boyfri...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

5/17/2018 - Life Sentence for Man Who Killed Friend over Stolen Welder

San Antonio, Texas, May 17, 2018Last week, it
took a Bexar County Jury in the 226th District Court less than fiveminutes to find Jim Longoria, age 70, guilty of the Murder of Gary Davila. The
same jury sentenced Longoria to life in prison i...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2018

4/19/2018 - Guilty Verdict for Deandre Dorch, Accused of Tying up Children in Backyard

San Antonio, Texas, April 19, 2018: Yesterday, a Bexar County Jury in Impact Court
found Deandre
Dorch, age 38, guilty of two counts of Injury to a Child causing Serious
Bodily Injury and two counts of Abandonment of a Child. Dorch will be sentencedby J...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

4/6/2018 - Celebration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

San Antonio, Texas, April 6, 2018: Over
thirty agencies have joined together to plan events for National Crime Victims’Rights week which will be celebrated from April 8 – 14, 2018.  This year's theme, "Expand the Circle...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2018

4/1/2018 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for March 2018

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal programthis past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 3/1/2018 through 11:59 p.m. on 3/31/2018
there were 530 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 263blood draws. &nb...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

3/1/2018 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for February 2018

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 2/1/2018 through 11:59 p.m. on 2/28/2018there were 443 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 227
blood draws.  Below is a brea...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2018

2/13/2018 - Life without Parole for Defendant who Sexually Assaulted two Young Girls

San Antonio, Texas, February 13, 2018: Last week, the judge of the 399thDistrict Courtsentenced Tracy Cobbs, age 41, to
confinement for life without the possibility of parole. Previously, a jury inthe 399
th District Court had found Cobbs guilty on tw...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2018

2/13/2018 - Defendant found Guilty for Sexually Assaulting two Young Girls

San Antonio, Texas, February 13, 2018: Last week, a Bexar County Jury in the 227thDistrict Court found Benjamin Escobedo, age 46, guilty of one count ofContinuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, one count of Sexual Assault of a Child and
two counts of Indec...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2018

2/9/2018 - Grand Jury Indicts Larry Moore for the 1987 Capital Murder of Dianna Lowery

San Antonio, Texas, February 9, 2018: On Monday, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment for Capital Murder, charging Larry Moore, age 64, with intentionally causing the death of Dianna Lowery by strangulation while committin...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2018

2/1/2018 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for January 2018

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 1/1/2018 through 11:59 p.m. on 1/31/2018there were 480 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 285
blood draws.  Below is a brea...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2018

1/30/2018 - Defendant Sentenced to 20 Years for Injuring 9-week-old

San Antonio, Texas, January 30, 2018: Yesterday, a Bexar County
Jury in the 175th District Court sentenced Sierra Fisher, age 22, to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Last Friday, jurors found her guilty of a 2014 Injury to Child &...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2018

1/30/2018 - Couple Found Guilty in Dog Attack Case

San Antonio, Texas, January 30, 2018: Last week, jurors found Alphonso McCloud and
Sanyelle McCloud guilty of a 2017 dog attack that left 73-year- old widow DorisMixon-Smith with an amputated left arm above the elbow.  The jury in the 187th Di...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2018

1/17/2018 - Defendant in “Hell’s Gate” Murder Sentenced to 99 Years

San Antonio, Texas, January 17, 2018: Today, a Bexar County jury in the 290thDistrict Court sentenced Robert Martinez, age 21, to 99 years in the TexasDepartment of Criminal Justice. Last Friday, jurors found Martinez guilty of the
2015 Hell&rsqu...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2018

1/1/2018 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for December 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 12/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 12/31/2017there were 529 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 261
blood draws.  Below is a br...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2017

12/15/2017 - Bexar County Grand Jury Indicts Man Who Set Fire that Killed Firefighter

San
Antonio, Texas, December 15, 2017: 
Tuesday,a Bexar County Grand Jury returned five indictments against Emond Johnson, age
39, for the charges of Felony Murder, Arson resulting in Death, two charges ofArson and Bodily Injury, and Arson-...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2017

12/1/2017 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for November 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 11/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 11/30/2017there were 515persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 258
blood draws.  Below is a bre...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2017

11/27/2017 - 2nd Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

San Antonio, Texas, November 27, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood and The Bexar County Criminal
District Attorney’s Office will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetingsfocused on public safety for our community at-large. A Town Hall meeti...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2017

11/26/2017 - District Attorney Nico LaHood Launches Public Safety Town Hall Tour

San Antonio, Texas, November 13, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood and The Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetings focused on public safety for our community at-large. A Town Hall meeting ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Corporation Indicted for Environmental Crime Arising from Failed Septic Systems at Mobile Home Park

San Antonio, Texas, November 9, 2017: Today the Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment charging SAN MAN, Inc., a Texas corporation, with the environmental crime of “Intentional or Knowing Unauthorized Discharge of a Pollutant”...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

11/1/2017 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for October 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 10/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 10/31/2017there were 494 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 250
blood draws.  Below is a br...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Grand Jurors Return Fifth Indictment Against Genene Jones for 1981 Death of Paul Villarreal

San Antonio, Texas, October
31st, 2017:
 This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of
indictment against Genene Jones, age 66, for the September 24, 1981 murder of3-month-old Paul Villarreal. 

 

“These are y...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

10/17/2017 - Life Sentence for Man who killed Wife in Living Room

San Antonio, Texas, October 17th, 2017: On Friday, a Bexar County jury in Impact Court found George Chapple, age 64, guilty of the murder of his wife Kathy Ryder, age 56. Jurors sentenced Chapple to life within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

10/16/2017 - Guilty plea for Porucha Phillips Accused of Tying up Children in Backyard results in 50

San Antonio, Texas, October 16, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood announced Friday that Porucha Phillips, age 34, entered a plea to two counts of Injury to a Child – Serious Bodily Injury and received a sentence of 50 years in prison. She will...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

10/13/2017 - Bexar County Family Justice Center Fashion Show Luncheon in Observance of Domestic Viol

WHAT: The second annual Bexar County Family Justice Center Foundation Fashion Show Luncheon will be held Friday, October 20th, 2017 in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “Sisterhood of Strength & Style” s...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

10/13/2017 - Two Consecutive Life Sentences for Defendant Who Killed 5 Year Old

San Antonio, Texas, October 11, 2017: On Monday, Bexar County Judge Sid Harle, presiding judge of the 226th District court sentenced Abdi Abdi, age 20, to two life sentences within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Abdi pled guilty to both murder ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

9/27/2017 - DA LaHood Announces Upcoming Cite and Release Pilot Program

San Antonio, Texas, September 27, 2017: Today, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood, alongside County Judge Nelson Wolff and Sheriff Javier Salazar announced the creation of an upcoming Cite and Release pilot program aimed at low-level, non...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2017

9/13/2017 - 88-Year Prison Sentence Handed Down to Step-Grandmother for Death of 5-Year-old Boy

San Antonio, Texas, September 13, 2017: Last night, a Bexar County jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Gloria Proo, age 52, to 88 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Monday, jurors found Proo guilty of Injury to a Child C...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2017

9/7/2017 - Grand Jury Indicts Accused Serial Rapist Who Targeted Medical Center Area

San Antonio, Texas, September 7, 2017: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned six indictments against Anton Jamail Harris, age 18, for the charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Aggravated Robbery. Beginning in June 2015, the defendant went on a two ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

9/1/2017 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for August 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 8/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2017 there were 394 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 184 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2017

8/24/2017 - 45-Year Sentence for Man Who Violently Assaulted Girlfriend and Three Children

San Antonio, Texas, August 24, 2017: This week, Felony Impact Court Judge Laura Parker sentenced Markus Lorenzo Scott, age 39, to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the charge of Injury to a Child Causing Serious Bodily Inju...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

8/23/2017 - Life Sentence for Man Who Murdered Neighbor and Killed Man during Crime Spree

San Antonio, Texas, August 23, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 186th District Court sentenced Charles Ray Hall, age 31, to life in prison for the 2014 murder of his neighbor Lawrence Carroll. Last Friday, jurors found Hall guilty of the m...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

8/22/2017 - Life Sentence for Man Who Terrorized Young Woman in 2013 Robbery

San Antonio, Texas, August 22, 2017: Last week, Bexar County jurors in Felony Impact Court sentenced Juan G. Rodriguez, age 32, to life in prison and an additional 20 years behind bars. Jurors took less than 15 minutes to find Rodriguez guilty of Aggravat...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

8/11/2017 - 30-Year Prison Sentence for Drunk Driver Who Killed Teen with Muscular Dystrophy

San Antonio, Texas, August 11, 2017: This week, 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner sentenced Richard Sanchez, age 50, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Sanchez pleaded “no contest” to the charges of Intoxi...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

8/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for July 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 7/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 7/31/2017 there were 469 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 182 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2017

7/25/2017 - 10-Year Prison Sentence for Drunk Driver Who Struck Crowd

San Antonio, Texas, July 25, 2017: Today, 144th District Court Judge Lorina Rummel sentenced Juan Perez-Turrubiate to 10 years for Intoxication Assault, 10 years for Failure to Stop and Render Aid with Serious Bodily Injury and 5 years for Failur...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2017

7/13/2017 - Former Bexar County Administrator for Emergency Services Districts Indicted

San Antonio, Texas, July 13, 2017: This week, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Gilbert Muniz Perez, age 61, for one count of Misapplication of Fiduciary Property $30,000-$150,000; one count of Theft by Public S...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2017

7/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for June 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 6/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 6/30/2017 there were 443 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 214 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

6/29/2017 - Grand Jurors Return Two New Murder Indictments Against Genene Jones

San Antonio, Texas, June 29, 2017: This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned two new murder indictments against Genene Jones. The new indictments are for the July 3, 1981 murder of 8-month-old Richard "Ricky" Nelson and for the January 17...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

6/26/2017 - 50-Year Prison Sentence for Documented Gang Member Who Killed Cousin

San Antonio, Texas, June 26, 2017: On Friday, Judge Laura Parker from the Felony Impact Court, sentenced 40-year-old Arthur Whitley to 50 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Earlier that day, Judge Parker found Whitley guilty of th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

6/26/2017 - Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 11th DWI Conviction

San Antonio, Texas, June 26, 2017: Last week, a Bexar County jury in the 227th District Court sentenced San Juan Garcia, age 57, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Jurors found Garcia guilty of DWI 3rd or More with a deadly ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

6/21/2017 - Grand Jurors Return 2nd Indictment Against Genene Jones for 1981 Death of Rosemary Vega

San Antonio, Texas, June 21, 2017: This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Genene Jones for the September 16, 1981 murder of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. Last month, our office announced the indictment against Jones...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

6/16/2017 - 30-Year Prison Sentence for Teen Who Shot Girl After Party

San Antonio, Texas, June 16, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury sentenced Julian Martinez, age 19, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the March 2016 murder of Amanda Acosta. On Thursday, jurors found Martinez guilty of Acos...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6/1/2017 - Capital Murder Indictment Returned in Death of 15-Year-Old & Her Unborn Child

San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 2017: A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted Armando Rodrigo Garcia-Ramires, age 36, for two counts of Capital Murder in connection with the death of 15-year-old Jennifer Delgado and her unborn child.On March 6, 2017, ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for May 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 5/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 5/31/2017 there were 470 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 233 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

5/30/2017 - 65-Year Sentence for Man Who Shot BCSO Deputy

San Antonio, Texas, May 30, 2017: Last week, a Bexar County jury sentenced 37-year-old Sherman Robinson to 65 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Wednesday, jurors found Robinson guilty of Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon Against ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2017

5/25/2017 - Genene Jones Indicted for 1981 Death of Joshua Sawyer

San Antonio, Texas, May 25, 2017: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Genene Jones, age 66, for the 1981 murder of Joshua Sawyer. Jones is suspected of killing up to 60 infants. She is currently incarcerated in the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2017

5/24/2017 - 60-Year Prison Sentence for Door to Door Salesman Who Gunned Down Homeowner

San Antonio, Texas, May 24, 2017: Today, a Bexar County jury in the 186th District Court sentenced Richard Luis Amezquita, age 37, to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the murder of Kerry O’Toole.On November 7, 2015, Amezq...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2016

9/16/2016 - 40-Year Sentence for Murder Defendant Who Killed Man in 2013

San Antonio, Texas, September 16, 2016: Yesterday afternoon, 186th District Court Judge Jefferson Moore sentenced Antonio Torres, age 39, to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On August 19th of this year, a Bexar County jury took under ...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2016

9/12/2016 - 60-Year Sentence for Repeat Drunk Driver

San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 2016: On Friday afternoon, a Bexar County jury sentenced Zachary Wade Lenius, age 32, to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Earlier in the week, the defendant had pleaded guilty to Murder.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2016

9/2/2016 - Pair Indicted for Capital Murder of 7-year-old Iris Rodriguez

San Antonio, Texas, September 2, 2016: Earlier this week, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Frank Gomez, age 28, and Manuel Watson, age 22, for the Capital Murder of 7-year-old Iris Rodriguez. Additionally, the defendants were indicted for two counts of ...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

9/1/2016 - 99-Year Prison Sentence for Man Who Sexually Abused Girl

San Antonio, Texas, September 1, 2016: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 175th District Court sentenced Darrel Keith Bowser, age 49, to 99 years in prison without the possibility of parole and assessed the maximum fine of $10,000.00. On Wednesday...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 - Trio Indicted for Capital Murder of 5-year-old Girl

San Antonio, Texas, August 31, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted three men suspected in the shooting death of 5-year-old Ana Garza.

Abdi Abdi, age 18, Murjan Abdi, age 19, and Christian Lopez, age 19, were all indicted for Capital Mur...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2016

8/11/2016 - DA LaHood Announces Bexar County’s First Felony Pre-Trial Diversion Program

San Antonio, Texas, August 11, 2016: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood announces the launch of the county's first felony Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The new program is offered to first-time, non-violent offenders, charged with a certai...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2016

7/29/2016 - Trio Indicted in Case Where Children Were Found Tied Up

San Antonio, Texas, July 29, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted a trio connected to a child abuse case where two children were found tied up in the backyard of a northeast Bexar County home. Porucha Phillips, age 34, is charged with three...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2016

7/21/2016 - Life Sentence for Man Who Murdered Childhood Friend

San Antonio, Texas, July 21, 2016: Today, Bexar County jurors in the 175th District Court took just 20 minutes to sentence Jose Gutierrez, age 34, to life in prison and assessed a $10,000.00 fine. Jurors found Gutierrez guilty of the 2013 shooting murder ...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2016

7/19/2016 - 40-Year Sentence for Repeat Drunk Driver Who Killed Father of Three

San Antonio, Texas, July 19, 2016: Yesterday, 437th District Court Judge Lori Valenzuela sentenced Jose L. Hernandez, age 59, to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Earlier this year, Hernandez pled no contest to Felony Murder.

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

7/14/2016 - Update: Results in Hot Check Round-up

San Antonio, Texas, July 14, 2016: Earlier this week, investigators with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office along with the BCSO Fugitive Apprehension Unit targeted 105 hot check defendants who were fugitives and had warrants out for thei...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

7/1/2016 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for June 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 6/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 6/30/2016 there were 444 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 231 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

6/30/2016 - DA’s Office Launches New Law Enforcement Integrity Unit

San Antonio, Texas, June 30, 2016: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nicholas “Nico” LaHood announces the launch of the new Law Enforcement Integrity Unit. The Law Enforcement Integrity Unit will focus on the investigation and review of officer-invo...Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

6/28/2016 - 99-Year Prison Sentence in Child Starvation Death Case

San Antonio, Texas, June 28, 2016: Today, a Bexar County jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Crystal Williams, age 31, to 99 years in prison and assessed a $10,000.00 fine in connection with the death of 5-year-old Josiah Williams. Last week, Willi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

6/17/2016 - Life Sentence for Man Who Killed Pizza Delivery Driver

San Antonio, Texas, June 17, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County jury in the 187th District Court took just 20 minutes to sentence Robert Carlos Delcid, age 37, to life in prison. Earlier that day, jurors found Delcid guilty of Murder.

On July 2, 2014, Ji...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

6/16/2016 - Five Life Sentences Handed Down in Child Sex Abuse Case

San Antonio, Texas, June 16, 2016: This afternoon, 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner sentenced Carl Bailes, age 40, to five life sentences and eight 20-year sentences. Earlier today, a Bexar County jury found Bailes guilty of 5 counts of Aggravate...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

6/14/2016 - 18-Year Prison Sentence for Drunk Driver Who killed UTSA Student and Paralyzed Passenger

San Antonio, Texas, June 14, 2016: Late yesterday afternoon, 175th District Court Judge Mary Roman sentenced Carlton Jenkins, age 24, to 18 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the charge of Intoxication Manslaughter. Jenkins was also se...Read on...

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