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Grand jurors indict suspect in pool cue assault, escape case
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – A Bee County man who allegedly struck another man with a pool stick and then fled in a vehicle to escape arrest could face some lengthy prison time if convicted of one of two counts in an indictment returned on May 21.

Manuel Jesus DeLeon, Jr. was named in the indictment returned by Bee County grand jurors on charges of evading arrest with a motor vehicle and aggravated assault, bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

According to Investigator Adam Levine of the Bee County Sheriff’s Office, DeLeon struck a man with a pool cue during an incident on Aug. 21, 2011.

That offense is a second degree felony, punishable by a 20-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine if he is convicted.

The other charge was filed because DeLeon allegedly used a motor vehicle to escape from Deputy Cecil Daniels as he was trying to apprehend the suspect.

That offense, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, is a third degree felony. A conviction on that charge could land the defendant in prison for up to 10 years and result in a $10,000 fine.

DeLeon’s bond was set at $10,000 by District Judge Starr Bauer.

Others indicted this month included:

•Adrian Campos on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The charge is a second degree felony.

According to Detective Art Gamez of the Beeville Police Department, Campos stabbed a local man during an assault on Sept. 5, 2012.

Bond on that indictment was $50,000.

Campos also was indicted on another second degree felony charge, aggravated assault, threat, with a deadly weapon.

That charged stemmed from an alleged attack on the same victim on Aug. 13, 2012. In that incident, the defendant allegedly went after the man with a gun.

Bond on that charge was $10,000.

•Joshua Ryan Herrera on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony.

According to Investigator Steve Linam of the BCSO, the defendant took earrings, a lottery ticket and cash from a woman whose home he broke into on Jan. 11.

Bond was $10,000.

•Juan Carlos Bernal on a charge of delivery of marijuana in a drug-free zone. The charge is a third degree felony.

BPD investigators alleged that Bernal delivered less than five pounds of the drug but more than one-half an ounce on April 17. The drug-free zone was added to the charge because the incident allegedly took place within 1,000 feet of a park on South Tyler Street.

Bond was $15,000.

•Douglas Wayne Mayeux on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more.

The charge is a third degree felony.

According to Patrolman John Berry of the BPD, Mayeux operated a motor vehicle in the city while under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 21, 2012.

The defendant had previous DWI convictions on Nov. 24, 2008, in Randall County and on Dec. 3, 2008, in Terry County.

Bond was $10,000 with DWI conditions.

•Monseis Villarreal, 49, also known as Moses Villarreal, on a charge of DWI, third or more, habitual.

Patrolman Berry made the arrest on Oct. 14, 2012. Prosecutors cited two previous DWI convictions on Jan. 27, 2004, and June 5, 2007, both in Bee County.

The charge was enhanced to habitual because Villarreal had a previous felony conviction on Oct. 8, 1982, on a charge of cattle theft. That conviction also was in Bee County.

Bond was $8,000.

•Alfredo Gomez, also known as Alfredo Armijo Gomez, on a charge of DWI, third or more.

The charge is a third degree felony.

Sgt. Chris Vasquez alleged that Gomez was driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 11, 2012.

The defendant had two previous DWI convictions, both on May 28, 2009, in Bee County.

Bond was $5,000

•Diana Villa on a charge of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

The charge is a third degree felony.

BPD investigators claimed that the 46-year-old defendant had marijuana in her possession on Feb. 3, while in the Bee County Jail.

Bond was $5,000.

•Nathan Hosea Smith on a charge of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a third degree felony.

BPD officers claimed that Smith had the drug on him on July 22, 2012, while in the Bee County Jail.

Bond was $3,000.

•Jaime DeLeon on a charge of unlawful restraint of a child, a state jail felony.

If convicted, the defendant could be sentenced to a two-year term in a state jail facility and fined $10,000.

According to a BPD officer, DeLeon forced, intimidated and used deception to restrain a child under the age of 17 by blocking a door during an incident on Dec. 9, 2012.

Bond was $15,000.

•Martin Jamero Garcia on a charge of theft, $1,500-$20,000.

The charge is a state jail felony.

According to investigators, Garcia illegally collected unemployment insurance benefits on June 14, 2008.

Bond was $5,000.

•Samantha Nicole Garcia, also known as Samantha Nicole Cano, on a charge of forgery, a state jail felony.

BPD investigators alleged that the defendant passed a forged check for $186.34 at the Walmart Supercenter.

Bond was $5,000.

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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