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Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 6-29-12

A 36 year old Raymondville man sentenced to 5 year in prison for burglary of a habitation; A 52 year old Brownsville man sentenced to 7 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated; A 38 year old Raymondville man sentenced to 8 months in prison, day to day for possession of a controlled substance. 

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Adelaido Alfaro, 36, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison for burglary of a habitation.

In addition, to prison, the defendant was ordered to pay full restitution to the victim.

On January 21, 2011, Raymondville Police Officer Sergio Rodulfo received information from the victim that his home burglarized and several tools were missing from his house on East Turner Ave.

The victim located some of his tools at EZ Pawn.

A store employee identified the defendant as the person pawning the victim’s tools.

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office will aggressively prosecute theft crimes and would like to thank Raymondville Police Department Officer Detective Andres Maldonado and Officer Sergio Rodolfo for their participation on this case.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard W. Ammerman and the First Assistant District Attorney Scott Greenbaum.​ http://lockerz.com/s/220927203 

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jaime Arturo Gonzalez, 52, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated.

On January 11, 2011, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jesus Garza conducted a traffic stop on a white Mazda pickup truck for speeding.

When Trooper Garcia made contact with the defendant, the defendant admitted he had drank three 24 oz beers.

The Trooper also noticed the defendant appeared to have a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, unsteady balance, and slurred speech.

The case was indicted as a felony because the defendant had two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated.

The punishment range for felony driving while intoxicated is from probation to 10 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office will aggressively prosecute driving while intoxicated offenses and would like to thank the DPS Trooper Jesus Garza for his participation in this case.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard Ammerman and Assistant DA Carlos Masso. http://lockerz.com/s/220927642 

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rolando Garza, 38, of Raymondville, Texas, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 8 months in state prison, day for day. On February 25, 2012, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Valente Rosas conducted a traffic stop on a gray Chevrolet SUV for an expired registration.

When Trooper Rosas made conduct with the defendant the Trooper noticed the defendant had a white powdery substance on his nose.

The Trooper also noticed the defendant had some vomit on his jacket.

A search of the defendant revealed he had a plastic baggie of cocaine weighing less than 1 gram in his jacket pocket and a crack pipe located on the vehicle’s floorboard.

The punishment range for possession of a controlled substance weighing less than 1 gram is from probation to 2 years in state prison.

The District Attorney’s Office will aggressively prosecute drug crimes and would like to thank DPS Trooper Valente Rosas for his participation in this case.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard Ammerman and First Assistant DA Scott Greenbaum. http://lockerz.com/s/220927807

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