Ongoing list of cases being followed by your Advocate

This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of cases followed by your Advocate. If you have a case to add, please contact courts reporter Jessica Priest at 361-580-6521 or Local Editor Becky Cooper at 361-574-1222.


NO DATE SET - Christopher Cordil-Cortinas, arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter

Spencer Clay Butler, capital murder of a person under 6 years of age, GOLIAD COUNTY

George Washington Carver School fire in Edna

Juvenile at Patti Welder Middle School

Cody W. Parker, suspicion of driving while intoxicated

Crash on Farm-to-Market Road 2678

Baby left in car

Robert Garcia Perez Jr., murder, manslaughter

Joe Mendoza, three counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and five counts of engage in organized criminal activity ADMINISTRATIVE DOCKET

Robert Vasquez, murder

Wesley James Whitten, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (on two indictments), attempted murder, tampering/fabricating physical evidence, DEWITT COUNTY

Joseph Andrew Diruzzo and Tim McMahan, on suspicion of 16 counts of practicing medicine illegally

Dalton Kellis, on suspicion of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and driving with an invalid license with previous convictions

Driver arrested in 3-county high-speed chase (w/video)

April 15 - Shawn Chapel, capital murder, MOTIONS HEARING

Janiemarie Perez Clay, manslaughter, MOTIONS HEARING

April 16 - Bobby Ray Carter, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, MOTIONS HEARING

April 17 - Christopher Pappillion, various drug charges, ARRAIGNMENT

Fidel Salazar Jr., various drug charges, ARRAIGNMENT

April 29 - Michael Cole Johnson, criminally negligent homicide PLEA HEARING

Richard Carisalez, murder PLEA HEARING

May 9 - Amy Madigan, criminal mischief, ARRAIGNMENT

May 13 - John Florida, manslaughter, intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon MOTIONS HEARING

May 14 - Dedrick Lamond Dalcour, compelling prostitition by force/threat/fraud, aggravated promotion of prostitution MOTIONS HEARING

May 15 - William Gordon Kinser, terroristic threat against a public servant, competency hearing

May 27 - Jeffry Craig Vuillemin, sex abuse of a child continuous: victim under 14, indecency with a child sexual contact MOTIONS HEARING

May 28 - Leo Click Jr., endangering a child, criminally negligent homicide, MOTIONS HEARING IN REFUGIO COUNTY

Jason Terrance Leita, 17 counts of possession and promotion of child pornography MOTIONS HEARING

Albert Perez, murder, attempted murder, engage in organized criminal activity MOTIONS HEARING

May 30 - Christopher Shawn Fellows, 42, Paul Carter and Steve Marston, money laundering about $200,000 and engaging in organized criminal activity JURY TRIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 6 - Jane Lewis, Frank Henderson, William Sue, money laundering about $200,000 and engaging in organized criminal activity SCHEDULING DOCKET

July 2 - Brian Martinez, attempted murder, engage in organized criminal activity PLEA HEARING

Aug. 25 - Jeffery Allen Roach, murder, murder, engage in organized criminal activity PLEA HEARING


NO DATE SET - Henry Scott Baker v. Port Lavaca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Steven Rene Vasquez v. Formosa Plastics Corportation and General Manager Randy Smith

Keith Redburn v. City of Victoria

Charles Windham and Patrick Lange, injury or damages lawsuit

May 2 - Parents v. Bearly Beginning Day Care Center

Jerry Garcia v. Roth Construction Inc. and Guinea Roth Construction

Jimmy Suniga v. E&S Trucking, Salazar Land Investment, others


NO DATE SET - Sanctuary at Costa Grande property owners v. Wells Fargo and Wachovia banks

Cardiologists v. Citizens Medical Center, False Claims Act lawsuit

Garrett Riedesel, possession of firearms not registered

Foot Spa

Sixiu Lu

Shaoyun Qu

Raquel Garcia, theft, fraud

Carmen Tamez v. Ford Motor Company