Wharton County

Grand Jury Indictments

December 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:

• Brion Michael Labay, 30, of 205 Candy for deadly conduct on Sept. 24. He allegedly fired a shotgun at the tires of a vehicle when a person was nearby.

• Kevin Rochard Lott Sr., 52, of 7907 FM 1161 West in Wharton for injury to a child on July 19. He allegedly pushed a child under the age of 14 to the ground causing injury.

• Patricia Ann Martinez, 33, of 1006 Depot in El Campo for two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and a single count of endangering a child on Oct. 3. She allegedly had more than 4 grams of cocaine and a synthetic marijuana while in the vicinity of a child.

• Alvaro Mata Jr., 18, of 623 Mulberry in Wharton for aggravated robbery on Aug. 23. He allegedly used a firearm to threaten a woman while stealing from her.

• Fausto Mata, 21, of 612 E. Mulberry in Wharton for aggravated robbery on Aug. 20. He allegedly used a firearm to threaten a man while stealing from him.

• Shawn Tyler McCain, 23, of 107 Wallace in East Bernard for burglary of a building on July 27.

• Frank Mendiola Jr., 30, of 208 S. Cloud in Wharton for evading arrest with a motor vehicle on Sept. 18.

Mendiola has a prior felony conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Brazoria County in August 2011.

• Michael Alexander Morales, 32, of 908 Cotton in El Campo for sexual assault of a child between May 1, 2010 and May 30, 2015.

• Don Weldon Perry II, 31, of 1401 Thompson, No. 703, in Bay City for possession of marijuana on Oct. 20. He allegedly had more than 4 ounces within 1,000 feet of the McDonald’s Restaurant playground at 1404 N. Richmond Road in Wharton.

• Patricia Denise Portillo, 56, of 1005 W. Fifth in El Campo for theft on May 23. She allegedly stole an assortment of jewelry and clothing.

Portillo has two prior felony convictions for theft, both in Wharton County.

• Jose Manuel Rangel, 28, of 803 Grace in El Campo for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger on July 29.

• Enrique Campos Rios, 64, of 516 Rycade in Boling for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon on Sept. 19. Convicted of possession of a controlled substance on April 6, 1998 in Harris County, he is currently forbidden to have a firearm. Rios stands accused of walking into a Bay City pawnshop with one.

• Allen Ray Rodriguez, 19, of 410 Ash in El Campo for forgery on Sept. 25. He allegedly had two fake $20 bills and two fake $5 bills.

• Artemio Rodriguez Jr., 42, of 611 Bruns in El Campo for theft with two or more previous convictions on Aug. 27. He allegedly stole a television set.

Rodriguez has two prior misdemeanor theft convictions, both in Wharton County.

• Francisco Frank Rodriguez Jr., 22, of 410 Ash in El Campo for forgery on Sept. 25. He allegedly had two fake $20 bills and two fake $5 bills.

Rodriguez has a prior felony conviction for burglary of a habitation in Wharton County in August 2012.

• Jessie Rodriguez III, 27, of 1408 Eugene in El Campo for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver on Sept. 25. He allegedly had more than 4 grams of marijuana.

Rodriguez has a prior felony conviction for evading arrest with a vehicle in Colorado County in December 2013.

• Jason Brock San Miguel, 40, of 2713 N. Fulton in Wharton for theft on June 9. He allegedly stole video games.

San Miguel has two prior misdemeanor theft convictions, both in Harris County.

He also has two prior felony convictions – possession of a controlled substance in Harris County in September 2006 and theft with two previous convictions in Fort Bend County in May 2010.

• Rocky South Dakota Schmidt, 56, of 903 E. Railroad in Boling for failure to register as a sex offender on Aug. 21. Convicted of indecency with a child by contact and required to register, he allegedly failed to report a change of address.

Schmidt has a prior felony conviction for failing to register in February 2014 in Wharton County.

• Keith Allen Sparks, 22, of 207 Jan in El Campo for engaging in organized criminal activity on Oct. 7. He allegedly worked with others to do harm to a man.

In a separate action, the grand jury indicted Sparks for possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 18. He allegedly had more than 400 grams of codeine on that day.

• Keyshawn Demond Taylor, 18, of 402 Stavena in Wharton for burglary of a habitation on Sept. 2.

• Angelica Marie Torres, 19, of 20702 CR 2701 in East Bernard for forgery on Sept. 25. She allegedly had two fake $20 bills and two fake $5 bills.

Superceding Indictment

A superceding indictment offers new information or corrects data on a previously issued indictment. Handed down by the grand jury:

• Brandon Latreet Ford, 33, of 621 E. Elm in Wharton for possession of a controlled substance on July 6. He allegedly had less than a gram of Phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP.

Ford has prior felony convictions for credit/debit card abuse in June 2012 and evading arrest with a previous conviction in December 2013, both in Wharton County.

• Tanner Iseri, 42, of 1414 Crestmont in Wharton for endangering a child on Sept. 8. He allegedly pointed a gun at a child’s face.

• Enrique Mark Rangel, 20, of 1717 Briar Lane, No. 903, in Wharton for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver in a drug free zone and delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone on April 25. He allegedly had more than 4 grams of methamphetamine and allegedly sold more than a fourth of an ounce of marijuana.

The crime allegedly took place within 1,000 feet of College Heights Baptist Church on Briar Lane in Wharton.

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