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Grand jury indictments: Meth possession, evading arrest could send man to prison
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – A 48-year-old Beeville man faces serious prison time if convicted of any of four counts listed in two separate indictments handed down by the Bee County Grand Jury last month.

Louis Rodriguez was accused of a first degree felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a single-count indictment stemming from a July 11 incident.

According to the indictment, Rodriguez had between four and 200 grams of methamphetamine at the time.

First degree felonies are punishable by up to 99 years of life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Bond on that indictment was set at $10,000 by District Judge Starr Bauer.

A second indictment against the defendant included three counts, including a third degree felony of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, another third degree felony of tampering with physical evidence, and a state jail felony of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

According to the indictment, Rodriguez fled from a city officer on June 2. The other charges were filed because the defendant allegedly tried to hide methamphetamine from the officer.

Possessing the drug was a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and a possible $10,000 fine.

The two charges associated with fleeing the officer and trying to hide the drug could land Rodriguez in prison for up to 10 years and result in a fine of $10,000 on each conviction.

Bond on that indictment was set at $2,500.

Other indictments this month included:

•Christopher Clarkson in a four-count indictment

The first two charges were for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, both first degree felonies.

The third count of the indictment listed a charge of possession of having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility. The fourth count was on a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon in a correctional facility.

According to a Beeville Police Department officer, Clarkson was taken into custody on June 2 for possessing between four and 200 grams of methamphetamine and heroin.

When officers got the defendant to the Bee County Jail, they discovered that he also had a prescription drug, alprazolam, and a knife in his possession.

The first two counts were first degree felonies, and the other two counts are third degree felonies.

If convicted of the third degree charges, Clarkson could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Bond was $40,000.

•Jadira Yanette Maldonado on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a first degree felony.

A city investigator alleged that the 31-year-old suspect had between four and 200 grams of hydrocodone in her possession on Dec. 9, 2012.

Bond was $12,000.

•Pablo Enrique Uribe on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, four-200 grams.

The charge is a second degree felony, but it was enhanced to a first degree (repeat felony offender) status because Uribe had a previous felony conviction.

BPD detectives alleged that the defendant had between four and 200 grams of the drug in his possession on July 6. The enhancement stemmed from a Dec. 4, 2007, conviction on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Bee County.

Bond was $10,000.

•Alejandro H. Cantu Jr. on two counts of indecency with a child, both second degree felonies.

If convicted, the defendant could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Bee County Sheriff’s Office investigators alleged that Cantu had sexual contact with a child under the age of 17 on Dec. 24, 2012, and again on May 13, 2013.

Bond was $50,000.

•David Wayne Todd Jr. on a charge of aggravated assault, a second degree felony.

According to a BPD investigator, Todd is suspected of having stabbed a local man with a knife during an incident on July 31.

Bond was $75,000.

•Blaine Thomas Weaver on a charge of injury to a child, a second degree felony.

A BPD detective claimed that the defendant threw a boy under the age of 14 into a dresser using a wrestling hold on July 16, 2012.

Bond was $15,000.

•Two defendants were named in two separate indictments on charges of burglary of a habitation.

The charges are second degree felonies.

An investigator claimed that 24-year-old Scott Andrew McCarty and Joe Anthony Garcia broke into a residence on Aug. 6 and stole a laptop computer, a barbecue set, a toaster, a waffle iron and a box of medications.

Bond was $10,000 on each suspect.

•Shane Eric Vanecek on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, heroin, one to four grams.

The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony.

According to a Bee County deputy, Vanecek was in possession of the drug on Dec. 22, 2012.

The charge was enhanced because the 35-year-old suspect had a previous felony conviction on Dec. 29, 1999, on a charge of burglary of a habitation in Bee County.

Bond was $7,500.

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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