City Arrests

Alcohol, drugs

Ty Russell Lilie, 19, of 1806 CR 318 was arrested at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 for minor driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped him in the 100 block of the West Loop. Processed, Lilie paid a fine and was released the same morning.

Ronnald Louis Barrow II, 17, of 711 College was arrested at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday, April 4 for possession of marijuana after police were dispatched to the 1400 block of MLK to investigate a suspicious person. There, officers found a vehicle with Barrow and three others inside. Processed, Barrow was transferred to the Wharton County Jail later that day.

Elias Duran Jr., 19, of 819 College was arrested in the same incident as Barrow for possession of marijuana. He too was processed and transferred to county jail later that day.

Xavier Diego Duran, 18, of 819 College was the third person in the vehicle. Like the others, he now faces a marijuana possession charge and was transferred to county jail later that morning.

Lastly, Jason Louis Garcia, 21, of 1415 W. Norris faces a marijuana possession charge based on the MLK investigation on Wednesday, April 4. Like the others he was arrested at 3:27 a.m. that day, processed and transferred to county jail. He was also cited for no driver’s license.

Violence, weapons

Keondre Johnquil Goodall, 20, of 202 Sentinel was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4 on a warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child. The crime allegedly took place in December 2017 at a residence involving a three-year-old child. Already at the county jail, he was processed there.

City Incidents


A $189 leaf blower was reported stolen from the 400 block of West Fifth sometime between 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.

County Incidents


An estimated $1,200 worth of tires and rims were reportedly stolen near the intersection of U.S. 59 and FM 441 on Tuesday, April 3.

County Jail Bookings

Alcohol, drugs

Jose Francisco Moreno Facundo, 25, of 6609 Simon Place in Brownsville was booked at 11:50 a.m. Monday, April 2 on a warrant for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance.

Manny Richard Gaona, 32, of 410 N. Wharton was booked at 8:55 a.m. Monday, April 2 on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Rene Alejandro Leija, 19, of 224 E. Austin in Weslaco was arrested by state troopers at 6:37 p.m. Monday, April 2 on a warrant for marijuana possession.

Jami Lyn Pitts, 41, of 2901 Seventh in Bay City was arrested by sheriff’s deputies at 11:31 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 for driving while intoxicated second offense.


Francisco Frank Rodriguez Jr., 23, of 410 Ash was arrested by Wharton police at 2:02 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 on a warrant for theft. Processed, he posted a $2,000 bond and was released the same day.

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