San Antonio, Dallas men indicted for attempting to smuggle weapons, ammunition into Mexico, DOJ says
A San Antonio man and a Dallas man are facing a lengthy prison sentence and a large fine after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Del Rio for allegedly trying to smuggle weapons and ammunition into Mexico.
Former BCSO detention officer indicted after altering government document to cover up inmate attack, DA’s office says
A former Bexar County detention deputy has been indicted, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. He’s accused of altering a government document to cover up an attack on an inmate.
Seven indicted in child sex sting operation, Bexar County DA’s office says
A Bexar County grand jury indicted seven people arrested in a four-day undercover operation involving the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, the Olmos Park Police Department and the Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Exploitation Unit.
Former jail nurse, detention officer helped inmate conduct criminal activity inside Bexar County Jail, indictments allege
Thomas Lucero was indicted in connection with helping a jail inmate conduct criminal activity while he was a detention officer at the Bexar County Jail. SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County grand jury on Monday indicted a former nurse, detention officer and jail inmate in connection with criminal activity inside the Bexar County Jail. According to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Maricela Leija and Thomas Lucero on May 3, 2018, provided a cellphone to Gabriel Moreno, who was a jail inmate at the time. At the time of the alleged incidents, Leija worked as a nurse inside the jail and Lucero worked as a detention officer, the DA’s Office said. He will be brought to Bexar County to face the new charges, Sheriff Javier Salazar said.
Man indicted for murder after fatally shooting roller-skater over her cellphone, officials say
The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that 28-year-old Daniel Calvillo has been indicted for capital murder in the death of Giovanna Barrera. SAN ANTONIO – A man charged in the slaying of a 24-year-old rollerskating enthusiast in Northeast Bexar County has been formally charged. The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that 28-year-old Daniel Calvillo has been indicted for capital murder in the death of Giovanna Barrera. Calvillo and Keyana Jones, 20, were arrested in December after the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said they fatally shot Barrera just minutes after she finished roller-skating. Calvillo then shot Barrera in the head and fled the scene, according to the BCSO.
Man indicted in connection with shooting death of woman outside truck stop
Image: Bexar County JailSAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County grand jury indicted a 62-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a woman outside a truck stop in east Bexar County. Gregory Morrison is charged with murder for the Nov. 3 fatal shooting of Ann Marie Black, 42, in front of a Pilot Flying J truck stop near Foster Road and Interstate 10. Witnesses at the scene said Morrison shot Black several times amid an argument outside the store, according to an arrest affidavit. According to the affidavit, Morrison had threatened Black by text messages and voicemails for several months prior to the shooting. Morrison and Black had known each other for at least a year, but their relationship and the motive are unknown, the arrest affidavit said.
Man indicted in DWI crash that killed man riding in towed golf cart, DA’s office says
SAN ANTONIO – A man who is accused of driving while intoxicated, crashing into a golf cart that was being towed and killing the man who was riding in the cart has been formally charged. The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that Carlos Ramirez has been indicted for intoxication manslaughter, following the death of Pomp Jones. AdRamirez’s vehicle struck the golf cart from behind. The driver towing the golf cart was taken to Northeast Methodist Hospital with minor injuries. Read also:BCSO: 3-vehicle wreck involving golf cart shuts down intersectionTrail riding club asks for prayers after beloved member injured in wreck involving golf cart
Man indicted for ‘driving erratically,’ fatally striking motorcyclist on Northeast Side
SAN ANTONIO – A man who is accused of driving erratically and fatally striking a motorcyclist on the Northeast Side late last year has been formally charged. AdPolice said Snow was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on O’Connor Road as the Norton’s black SUV, was “driving erratically,” and heading southbound, according to a previous KSAT report. Norton was taken into custody just two days later, on Nov. 11, Bexar County Court records show. He is being held in the Bexar County Jail and is awaiting a trial setting. RELATED: SAPD: Motorcyclist, 48, killed after being hit by SUV that was ‘driving erratically’ on Northeast Side
SAPD officer indicted on bribery, child pornography, misuse of public information charges
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County grand jury on Monday indicted an officer with the San Antonio Police Department on charges of bribery, misuse of public information and child pornography. SAPD confirmed to KSAT 12 News last week that Rodriguez was arrested twice after a victim in a domestic violence case said she believed her abuser had a friend providing him information. A detective later discovered that not only had Rodriguez provided case information to the suspect but had been paid by the suspect to do so. Because Rodriguez had not been charged with the sexual offense prior to the grand jury indictment, the grand jury set a bond of $100,000 in the case. These cases are being prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Unit in the 226th District Court.
Teen indicted for capital murder in summer slaying of young mother
SAN ANTONIO – The last of three men accused in the robbery and slaying of 19-year-old Jasmine Williams has been indicted on capital murder charges in the teenage mother’s death. Williams, the mother of 2 toddlers, was shot to death in her West Side home in the 8600 block of Limpkin Court just after noon on July 14. Police said a cell phone, two pairs of sneakers, a credit card and a piggy bank containing coins were taken from Williams’ home. “She didn’t deserve to die like that, nobody does, and I want justice,” Laurie Schneider, Williams’ mother, said that day. Two other men, Kyle Philips, 18, and Dorian Murphree, 22, are also jailed and facing charges in Williams’ murder.
Feds allege Mokena woman defrauded state child care assistance program
The indictment was initially filed Nov. 5 and placed under seal, then unsealed Nov. 23 following the filing of a motion by prosecutors. Arrest warrants were issued for the defendants shortly after the indictment was filed.chicagotribune.com
Fifteen Members and Associates of Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges
A superseding indictment was unsealed today against 15 defendants, including alleged members and associates of the South Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey-based criminal organization La Cosa Nostra (LCN), popularly known as the ‘mafia’ or ‘mob.’ The superseding indictment charges various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, and drug trafficking. The defendants charged in the seven-count superseding indictment are Steven Mazzone, aka “Stevie,” 56; Domenic Grande, aka “Dom,” “Mr. According to court documents, the Philadelphia LCN is one of a number of LCN organized crime families based in various cities throughout the United States. After this ceremony, these men (who must be of 100 percent Italian ancestry) are then referred to as “made members” of LCN. Made members and associates who break Omerta are looked upon unfavorably as “rats” and may be targeted for death by other members of the group.justice.gov
Madigan’s 36-year grip on House speaker’s post in doubt as corruption probe erodes once solid support from Democrats
“These same individuals will likely claim this indictment should end my tenure as a public official, even though it alleges no criminal conduct on my part, nor does it allege I had knowledge of any criminal conduct by others,” he said. “Some individuals have spent millions of dollars and worked diligently to establish a false narrative that I am corrupt and unethical. I have publicly ignored their antics because those who know me and work with me know that this rhetoric is simply untrue.”chicagotribune.com
6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The seven-count indictment is the most recent in a series of Justice Department prosecutions of Russian hackers, often working on behalf of the government. One of the six charged in the case announced Monday was among the Russian military intelligence officers charged with hacking in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The timing of the indictment was unrelated to the upcoming election in the U.S., said Assistant Attorney General John Demers. The indictment accuses the officers, for instance, of hacking into the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea after Russia was punished by the International Olympic Committee for a vast doping conspiracy.
Texas officer charged with assault in fatal 2019 shooting
HOUSTON – A Texas police officer has been charged with assault for fatally shooting a woman after a struggle over the officer’s stun gun last year, prosecutors announced Monday. A Harris County grand jury indicted Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz Monday for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they both lived in May 2019. Delacruz shot Turner after a struggle with the 44-year-old Black woman that a bystander captured on video. The footage showed Delacruz standing over Turner and reaching down to try to grab her arms. Police in the Houston suburb said the Hispanic officer shot Turner during an attempted arrest after she shocked him with his Taser.
Man, 20, indicted in drug-related shooting deaths of 2 people
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County grand jury indicted a 20-year-old man in connection with the drug-related shooting deaths of two people. Zion Limon is charged with capital murder in the May 2 slayings of Darren Meeks and Chance Seiter near an apartment complex on the North Side. The man stopped to talk with her, and officers identified him as Limon. Limon was also holding a gym-style bag and claimed he had more weapons in it, according to the affidavit. Upon further investigation, officers said Limon’s gym bag had more weapons in it and clothing covered in blood.
Man indicted on murder charges in stabbing death of transgender woman at SA barbershop
SAN ANTONIO Bexar County grand juries handed down nearly 230 felony indictments this week, including one against the man behind a deadly barbershop attack back in May. Trans woman fatally stabbed, woman injured in attack at Bandera Oaks barber shop, San Antonio police sayDamion Campbell has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a 20-year-old transgender woman. The Bexar County medical examiner identified the victim as Evan O'Regan, but friends knew her as Helle Jae O'Regan. Instead, officials say he fatally stabbed O'Regan and injured two others inside. Campbell is also indicted on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Grand jury hands down murder indictment in May head-on crash that left 1 dead
SAN ANTONIO More than 200 indictments were handed down by Bexar County grand juries this week, including one for murder. Joseph William Woolard, 36, was indicted on a murder charge in the death of 20-year-old Asante Contreras. ORIGINAL REPORT: Man charged with murder in wrong-way crash was fugitive in attempted capital murder of Bexar County deputy, DA saysContreras died in a head-on crash with Woolard on May 4. Woolard attempted to escape from officers. He was also indicted on two more charges, including felon in possession of a firearm and evading arrest - detention with vehicle.
San Antonio man indicted in fatal stabbing of mother, sister
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old San Antonio man in connection with the fatal stabbing of his mother and sister in front of relatives. Jose Heriberto Mojica Hernandez Jr. is charged with capital murder in the deaths of Raquel Hernandez-Mojica and Andrea Hernandez. Police: Man’s ‘mental health issues’ played role in double fatal stabbingAccording to San Antonio police and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, the suspect attacked his mother and sister in their South Side home on March 12. The suspect also stabbed a relative, Alejandra Hernandez, although she survived. “I do know that there were some mental health issues associated with this,” Police Chief William McManus said at the scene of the attack.