harton County

Court Actions

Plea bargain agreements

(Note: All cases below are felonies unless otherwise noted.)

Those pleading guilty and accepting punishment include:

• Christopher David Garza, 35, of 419 Washington in Wharton for assault family violence, a Class A misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 60 days in county jail for the Dec. 2, 2017 crime.

Garza received credit for seven days already served.

• Audrey Marie Gebara, 37, of 501 Ave. I in El Campo for possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to 180 days in state jail for the Jan. 22 crime with credit for 100 days already served.

• Wayne Buford Hatton, 51, of 202 Ripple in El Campo for possession of a controlled substance, having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility and tampering with evidence. He was placed on six years probation for the Dec. 17, 2018 crime on the condition he serve 48 days in county jail, perform 200 hours community service, pay a $1,000 fine and complete a drug offender education program.

Hatton also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on March 20 and received a concurrent sentence.

Hatton was given credit for the full jail time already served.

• Tyrell Deshawn Holloway, 22, of 805 E. Columbus for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and six counts burglary of vehicles with two or more previous convictions. He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for the Jan. 24 offenses and received credit for 109 days already served.

• Jacobi Rene Watkins, 21, of 8410 Como in San Antonio for possession of marijuana. He was placed on 10 years deferred probation for the Oct.9, 2018 crime. The judge also ordered Watkins to perform 50 hours community service including a 400-word essay on the harm and dangers of drugs and pay a $250 fine.

Christina Marie Zuniga, 32, of 1708 Katy in Bay City for possession of a controlled substance. She was placed on three years deferred probation for the Aug. 30, 2018 crime. The judge also ordered Zuniga to perform 120 hours community service, obtain counseling, pay a $750 fine and $180 restitution.

With deferred probation, the conviction won’t be held against Zuniga if she is able to complete all terms.

Wharton County

Court Actions


(Note: All cases below are felonies unless otherwise noted.)

Those appearing in court for violating probationary guidelines and accepting punishment include:

• Pablo Cebrian, 31, of 410 Siesta in East Bernard for family violence with a previous conviction. His probation for the Feb. 21, 2016 conviction was revoked and he was sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 520 days already served.

• Angel A. Gabriel, 39, of 403 J.W. Courthouse, No. J., in Cuero for possession of a controlled substance. His conviction for the Feb. 13, 2013 crime was adjudicated and he was sentenced to 506 days in state jail with credit for the full jail time already served.

Unsealed Indictment

A grand jury indictment typically remains sealed if no arrest has been made in a case prior to deliberations. An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but rather a citizen jury’s verdict that a prosecutor has enough evidence against a person to proceed with felony trial.

The Wharton County Grand Jury issued the following recently unsealed indictment against:

• Grady James Gremillion, 66, of 1500 Evergreen, No. 96, in Mission for driving while intoxicated third or more offense.

Gremillion has prior misdemeanor DWI convictions on Oct. 14, 2004 and April 28, 2011 in Cameron County and Dec. 19, 2007 in Hidalgo County.

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