Wharton County

Grand Jury Indictments

June Deliberations

(Note: 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 charges.)

Those facing trial include:

• Anthony Nuncio, 24, of 608 Market in El Campo for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Dec. 2, 2018. He allegedly used a knife to stab a man.

• Roy Jesus Palacios, 18, of 6602 Machaville Road in East Bernard for tampering with evidence on March 14. He allegedly attempted to hide a firearm in an effort to impede a police investigation into an aggravated assault.

• Stephen Joel Partida, 37, of 6616 CR 225 in East Bernard for possession of a controlled substance on April 17. He allegedly had less than a gram of methamphetamine.

• Anthony Lee Perez, 17, of 722 Alice in El Campo for possession of a controlled substance on April 19. He allegedly had less than a gram of cocaine.

• Tiffanie Nicole Perteet, 29, of 709 Alice in El Campo for criminal mischief on March 28. She allegedly used a hard object to scratch a mirror, door and window in the El Campo Police Department. Damage exceeded $2,500.

• Michael David Pettay, 38, of 7719 W. Bernard in Hungerford for endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance on March 8. He allegedly used illegal narcotics in the presence of a child on the same day he stands accused of having less than a gram of methamphetamine.

• John Ramos, 24, of 911 Ave. E in El Campo for theft on Aug. 13, 2018. He allegedly stole a tool box, assorted tools and truck accessories valued at more than $2,500.

• Dustin Jamal Rawls, 19, of 2123 29th in Galveston for escape on June 8, 2018. Arrested for felony theft, he allegedly escaped from a sheriff’s deputy.

• Bryan James Rodriguez, 22, of 122 Delmas in Wharton for aggravated assault of a child on March 15, 2015. The child was under the age of 14 at the time of the assault.

• Juan Angel Saenz III, 22, of 112 W. Brazil in Rio Grande City for possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 18, 2018. He allegedly had more than a gram of cocaine.

• Terrence Javon Turner, 19, of 219 Hollis in Wharton for burglary of a habitation on April 25.

Turner has prior felony convictions for burglary of a habitation on Nov. 6, 2018 in Wharton County and engaging in organized criminal activity on Aug. 16, 2018 in Victoria County.

• John Gabriel Vasquez, 27, of 500 Victoria in Louise for theft on Feb. 11. He allegedly stole night vision monoculars valued at more than $1,500 from an El Campo store.

• Jennifer Leline Wiggins, 35, of 737 Salisbury Lane in Wharton for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on April 6. He allegedly used a beer bottle to hit a man.

Superceding Indictment

A superceding indictment is one that adds to or corrects a previously issued one. Handed down were indictments:

• Johnny Lee Manuel, 27, of 3360 Alice, No. 227, in Houston for burglary of a building and theft on Nov. 29, 2018. He allegedly broke into an El Campo business stealing seven motorcycles.

• Lawrence Andrew Jackson, 53, of 1717 Briar Lane in Wharton for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence) and family violence causing bodily injury with a previous conviction on Sept. 12, 2018. He allegedly slapped a woman in the face and used a knife to threaten her.

Jackson has a history of family violence.

• Gerardo Alejo, 35, of 306 Lincoln in El Campo for possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 5, 2018. He allegedly had less than a gram of methamphetamine.

Alejo has two prior felony convictions for burglary of a habitation on Sept. 16, 2018 and one for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury on Jan. 15, 2009 in Wharton County and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Sept. 26, 2012 in Colorado County.

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