June 24, 2010 at 1:24 a.m.


VICTORIA - A 17-year-old Victoria man by deputies Thursday on suspicion of evading arrest with a vehicle.

VICTORIA - A 23-year-old Port Lavaca man by deputies Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.

VICTORIA - Jose German Diaz, 42, of Victoria, by deputies Wednesday on warrants charging him with sexual assault on a child and indecency with a child-sexual contact.

VICTORIA - Adolfo DeLeon Gutierrez, 51, of Victoria, by deputies Wednesday on a warrant charging him with violation of parole.


Editor's Note: An indictment is not an indication of guilt. It is a finding by a grand jury that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.

HALLETTSVILLE - The Lavaca County grand jury indicted 12 people on Monday. Indicted were:

Cody A. Bennetsen, 20, of Yoakum, on a charge of aggravated assault in retaliation, first degree, on Dec. 17.

Jesus Alejandro Gallegos, 29, of Hallettsville, on charges of aggravated sexual assault/assault family violence and restriction of airway on April 5.

Johnny Ray Hammer, 30, of Yoakum, on a charge of theft of property on Sept. 29.

Darren Ross Hull, 28, of Waelder, on charges of prohibited substance in a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance on Dec. 26.

Shane Knochel, 34, of Hallettsville, on a charge of theft of property on Sept. 29.

Hector Lopez, 47, of Yoakum, on a charge of forgery of a financial instrument on April 4.

Gary Wayne Marek, 55, of Shiner, of a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, on Dec. 21.

Hershell Meeks, 72, of Shiner, on 28 charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault when prohibited to marry, indecency with a child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure between Aug. 1, 2000 and Dec. 6, 2008.

Cassandra Foley Perez, 42, of Yorktown, on a charge of robbery on April 12.

Mark Alan Priest, 47, of Nordheim, on five charges of continuous sexual assault of a young child, sexual assault and indecency with a child by contact between Oct. 1 and April 16.

Jason Eugene Stapleton, 37, of Hallettsville, on a charge of misapplication of fiduciary or financial property of the elderly between June 10, 2006 and Dec. 10.

Davin Jerell Williams, 17 of Yoakum, on three charges of obstruction or retaliation and criminal mischief on March 5.


VICTORIA - A car in the 3300 block of East Rio Grande Street on Thursday. Stereo equipment totaling $1,000 was taken, and the dashboard sustained $300 worth of damage.

VICTORIA - A home in the 3100 block of Linda Street on Tuesday. Guns totaling $800 and tools totaling $75 were taken.

VICTORIA - A building in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 87 South on Wednesday. A pressure washer valued at $350 and a tool box valued at $35 were taken.


TELFERNER - A privacy fence in the 800 block of Minatre Road sustained $50 worth of damage on Tuesday.


VICTORIA - An air conditioner valued at $1,500 was taken from the 8000 block of state Highway 185 on Tuesday.



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