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Man accused of filing false claim against deputy

Alberto Delatorre, 36, charged with aggravated perjury

SAN ANTONIO – A West Side man who claimed a Bexar County sheriff's deputy stole money from him during a traffic stop is facing criminal charges.

Alberto Delatorre Jr., 36, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated perjury in connection with a statement he gave under oath to Bexar County investigators. During the statement, Delatorre accused Deputy Richard Marryott of stealing $5,000 from his vehicle.

An arrest affidavit stated Marryott was the deputy who initiated a traffic stop on Delatorre after he caught him speeding along U.S. Highway 90 on Dec. 5.

Marryott said he noticed the odor of marijuana on Delatorre as he questioned him outside his vehicle, the affidavit stated.

Delatorre told investigators that he believes Marryott took the money when the deputy searched his car for 5 to 10 minutes, the affidavit stated.

The deputy was questioned and he denied taking the money or even conducting a search of the vehicle.

The affidavit stated some of the traffic stop was caught on surveillance camera.

Delatorre was arrested Wednesday.