Grand jury indicts suspect for resisting arrest
by Gary Kent
May 16, 2014 | 1100 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE – Bee County grand jurors returned a two-count indictment last week against a Beeville man who allegedly resisted arrest and tried to take a police officer’s gun.

Victor Villegas Arriaga was charged with assault on a public servant, a third degree felony, and attempting to take a firearm from a peace officer, a state jail felony.

A conviction on a third degree felony carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The state jail felony could result in a two-year sentence in a state jail facility and a $10,000 fine.

In a complaint filed by Beeville Police Department detectives Art Gamez and Chris Vasquez, Arriaga was accused of having kicked Detective Greg Baron while Baron was trying to arrest him during an incident on April 17.

The second count alleged that the defendant attempted to take Gamez’s firearm during the arrest.

Bond was set by District Judge Starr Bauer at $25,000.

Others indicted on third degree and state jail felonies included:

•Timothy Michael Chambers in a two-count indictment on charges of tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

According to a complaint filed by a Bee County Sheriff’s Office investigator, Chambers, 27, tried to hide some methamphetamine he allegedly had on Sept. 6, 2012.

Ironically, the possession of the drug charge is a state jail felony.

The alleged tampering with evidence is a third degree felony.

Bond was $20,000.

•Joanthony Zamora on a charge of continuous violence against the family.

The charge is a third degree felony.

According to a BPD detective, Zamora hit, kicked and choked a woman with whom he had a dating relationship on Nov. 4, 2013.

His bond was set at $10,000 by District Judge Joel Johnson.

•Ignacio Gomez, Jr. on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.

The charge is a third degree felony.

According to a complaint filed by a BPD officer, the defendant was operating a motor vehicle on April 13 while under the influence of alcohol.

Gomez had previous DWI convictions on Nov. 10, 1998, and on April 19, 2006, both in Bee County.

Bond was $5,000 with DWI conditions.

•Jason Dwayne Burt was named in two separate indictments on charges of theft, $1,500-$20,000, and criminal mischief.

Both charges are state jail felonies.

According to county investigators, Burt, 38, stole a motorcycle from a local man on June 24, 2013, and used a bypass device on an American Electric Power meter to keep from paying for electricity on Feb. 18, 2013.

Bond was $10,000.

•Dedra Annette Ables was named in a four-count indictment on three charges of forgery and one charge of theft.

All four counts are state jail felonies.

A state investigator alleged that the 31-year-old suspect forged financial documents on Jan. 2, Jan. 8 and Dec. 4, 2013, and stole currency worth between $1,500 and $20,000 from a local woman on Jan. 2, 2013.

Bond was $5,000.

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