Grand jurors indict woman on indecency charges
by Gary Kent
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Amanda Montez
Amanda Montez
BEEVILLE – Bee County grand jurors returned a second degree felony indictment against a Beeville woman when they met earlier this month.

The indictment included two counts of indecency with a child, contact, both second degree felonies.

Investigator Deputy Adam Levine of the Bee County Sheriff’s Office claimed that 21-year-old Amanda Montez touched the genitals and the breasts of a girl under the age of 17 during an incident on Feb. 11, 2012.

If convicted of either count listed in the indictment, Montez faces a possible 20-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

District Judge Janna Whatley set bond on the defendant at $10,000.

Others indicted on Aug. 8 included:

•Jesus Ramirez, also known as Jesus Garcia Ramirez, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more-habitual.

If convicted, the 45-year-old defendant could face 25-99 years or life in prison.

According to the indictment, the defendant was arrested by Highway Patrol Trooper Marvin Baker for DWI on July 12, 2012.

Ramirez had previous DWI convictions on May 29, 1986, and on Nov. 19, 2001, both in Cameron County.

He also had previous felony convictions for burglary of a habitation on Aug. 6, 1996, and burglary of a building on March 13, 2002, both in Cameron County.

Bond was $10,000 with interlock conditions to keep him from driving while under the influence of alcohol.

•Leon Anaya Martinez on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.

The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony because Martinez has a previous felony conviction.

Deputy Steve Linam alleged that Martinez fled from him on May 26 as he was trying to arrest the defendant.

The charge was enhanced because the 34-year-old defendant had a conviction on a charge of retaliation on Sept. 23, 2008.

Bond was $1,500.

•Jacob Soliz on a charge of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

The charge is a third degree felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to Patrolman Greg Baron of the Beeville Police Department, the 24-year-old defendant had marijuana in his possession in the Bee County Jail on Feb. 22.

His bond was $3,000.

•Adriana Lynn Estrada on a charge of tampering with physical evidence, a third degree felony.

Baron alleged that 18-year-old suspect concealed marijuana to impair its availability as evidence in an investigation during an incident on Aug. 4, 2012.

Bond was $1,500.

•Joe Ernest Rios, Jr. on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.

If convicted, the 21-year-old could be sentenced to up to two years in a state jail facility and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

BPD Sgt. Jason Alvarez alleged that Rios had less than a gram of methamphetamine in his possession on July 1, 2002.

Bond was $5,000.

•Johnnie Ann Salazar on three counts of fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony.

According to investigators, Salazar used the identifying information of another person to obtain a Walmart credit card on Jan. 10, 2010, and to obtain wireless phone service on June 14 and again on June 27, 2010.

Bond was $2,500.

•Kathe Moser on a charge of theft, a state jail felony.

District Attorney José Aliseda alleged that the defendant took a sorrel gelding horse valued at between $1,500 and $20,000 from a local person.

Bond was $2,500.

•Gerardo Yzaguirre on a charge of theft, a state jail felony.

According to Patrolman Baron, the suspect took currency valued between $1,500 and $20,000 from a local person without consent on May 8.

Bond was $1,000.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at
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