City Arrests

Alcohol, drugs

Swan Nicole Cortez, 41, of 25060 U.S. 59 was arrested at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 on warrants for two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance along with single counts of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. She stands accused of being involved in narcotic activity at the Day’s Inn, 25060 U.S. 59, on Dec. 1.

Entering a hotel room on that day, officers discovered synthetic marijuana, methamphetamines and an assortment of items related to narcotics.

Cortez was booked directly into the Wharton County Jail.

Violence, weapons

Luis-Gerardo Gutierrez-Torres, 25, of unlisted address in Altair was arrested at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 for assault after being involved in a disturbance on U.S. 59. Processed, he was transferred to county jail later that day.


Carlton O’Neal Scott, 35, of 1601 Harris in Wharton was arrested at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 on a warrant for making a false report to a police officer or other law enforcement employee. He stands accused of claiming a vehicle was stolen at the Day’s Inn, 25060 U.S. 59, on Oct. 25.

County Jail Bookings

Alcohol, drugs

Kristina Y. Charles, 25, of 6723 Gwyneth in Boling was arrested at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 by state troopers for possession of marijuana. Processed, she posted a $2,000 bond and was released the next day.

Kylie Paige Hardy, 20, of 711 Price in Wharton was arrested by state troopers at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 for delivery of marijuana under 5 pounds. Processed, she posted a $15,000 bond and was released the same day.


Erik Albert Garcia, 33, of 202 W. Bard in Ganado was booked at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 on a warrant for contempt of court: disobedience of a court order. Processed, he was released the next day on an unspecified bond amount.

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