Man, 23, faces life on charge of child assault
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – A 23-year-old Beeville man faces serious prison time if he is convicted on the two counts of injury to a child listed in one of two indictments returned last Thursday by the Bee County Grand Jury.

The two injury to a child charges against Jerrick Mychael Lusk are first degree felonies. A conviction could result in a prison sentence of from five to 99 years or life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Texas Ranger James Bennett investigated the Sept. 18, 2013, incident in which a male child was allegedly kicked and struck with the defendant’s hand.

Bond on that indictment was set at $5,000 by District Judge Starr Bauer.

The same judge set a bond of $10,000 on Lusk on an indictment listing a charge of assault, family violence, impeding breath.

According to Bee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Adam Levine, Lusk choked a family member during an incident on Feb. 7, 2013.

That charge is a third degree felony. If convicted of that charge, Lusk could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000.

Others indicted last week included:

•Joshua Alexander Acosta who was named in two separate indictments on drug charges.

State investigators alleged Acosta had between four and 200 grams of hydrocone in his possession on Aug. 30, 2012, and that he intended to distribute the prescription drug.

The second indictment alleged that Acosta delivered between four and 200 grams of methamphetamine to a state investigator on July 19, 2012.

Both offenses are first degree felonies.

Bonds were set on the two indictments at $50,000 each.

•Destiny Herrera on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

State officers alleged that Hererra had between four and 200 grams of hydrocodone on Aug. 30, 2012.

The charge is a first degree felony, and bond was $50,000.

•Michael Cortez in a three-count indictment on three charges of aggravated assault, threat with a deadly weapon.

The charges are second degree felonies. If convicted, the defendant faces a possible 20-year prison sentence and $10,000 for each count.

According to a Beeville Police Department investigator, the defendant swung a screwdriver around and threatened three victims during an incident on Feb. 13.

Bond was $40,000.

•Angel Tamez, also known as Angel Marie Borrego, on two counts of aggravated assault.

The first count was for aggravated assault, serious bodily injury. The second count was for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Both charges are second degree felonies.

A BPD investigator alleged that the 29-year-old defendant assaulted a local man with a baseball bat during an incident on Feb. 5, 2013.

Bond was $25,000.

•Gerardo Gomez, also known as Gerald Gomez, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.

The charge is usually a third degree felony, but it was enhanced to a second degree felony because Gomez had a previous conviction on a charge of felony DWI in Bee County on Aug. 8, 1994.

According to a Highway Patrol trooper, the defendant was caught driving under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 13, 2013. He had previous DWI convictions on Nov. 12, 1986, and on Aug. 8, 1994, both in Bee County.

Bond was $5,000 with special DWI conditions.

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