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Grand jury indicts indecency, sexual assault, drug suspects
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – Bee County grand jurors returned a three-count indictment in early October against a Beeville man accused of two counts of indecency with a child by contact and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The defendant, Michael Carabajal, also known as Michael Carbajal, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of either of the indecency charges. Both are second degree felonies.

If convicted of the first degree felony of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Carabajal could be sentenced to 99 years or life in prison.

Each count also could result in a $10,000 fine if the defendant is convicted.

According to a Beeville Police Department officer, the first two counts stemmed from an incident that occurred on April 15, 2000.

The third count of the indictment allegedly occurred on Feb. 8, 2008.

District Judge Janna Whatley set bond on the suspect at $5,000.

Others indicted last week included:

•Tyler Carroll on a charge of sexual assault.

The charge is a second degree felony.

County deputies alleged that Carroll had sexual contact with a female under the age of 17 on Aug. 4.

Bond was $20,000.

•Jacob Soliz on a charge of retaliation, a third degree felony.

If convicted the defendant could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and be fined $10,000.

Patrolman Greg Baron of the BPD alleged that Soliz threatened him on Feb. 22, 2013, while Baron was conducting his official duties.

Bond was $5,000.

•Steven Gamez on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.

The offense is a third degree felony.

According to a BPD investigator, the defendant had between one and four grams of the drug earlier this year.

His bond was $2,000.

•Kasha Gale Clay on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

The charge is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and a fine of $10,000.

BPD officers alleged that the defendant had methamphetamine last November.

Bond was $1,500.

•Beau Dan Gooch on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

The offense is a state jail felony.

According to BPD officers, Gooch had hydrocodone on March 1.

Bond was $5,000.

•Billie Ray White on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

The offense is a state jail felony.

BPD investigators alleged that the 19-year-old suspect had less than a gram of cocaine in his possession on July 27, 2012.

Bond was $2,000.

•Gilbert Lee Herrera on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than one gram.

The charge is a state jail felony.

BPD officers claimed the 44-year-old defendant Herrera had the drug on Nov. 9, 2012.

Bond was $1,500.

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