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State Representative Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez, who announced Nov. 8 he would not be seeking re-election, saw himself in the middle of a scandal Thursday after a conservative news outlet broke a story about the Eagle Pass politician dropping an envelope with cocaine at Austin International Airport in September.

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Seven Chinese nationals led by a Mexican alleged smuggler who were illegally in the United States were arrested Sunday by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Comstock, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested three smugglers after two failed smuggling events between Nov. 5-6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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A multiple-vehicle and horse collision left serval persons injured Wednesday night, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 East and Railway Avenue, near the railroad underpass, a crash report released Tuesday by the city of Del Rio, Del Rio Police Department states.

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A Harris County judge was indicted on allegations of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI - Houston Division announced.

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A Del Rio man was arrested and charged with the possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1, greater than or equal to 1 gram but less than 4 grams, after an incident taking place on Oct. 16 in the city’s south side.

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Nov. 1

Joseph Andrew Guajardo

Forgery money

Theft of property greater or equal to $100 less than $750

Motion to revoke violation of probation possession of marijuana less than 2oz x2

Del Rio Police Department

Jesus Fidencio Sifuentes Tapia

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon x2

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causes bodily injury

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office

Nov. 2

Jose Alberto Castro, Jr.

Deadly conduct

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office

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Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4,095,705 was recently seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry, the agency said.

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Two persons of interest sought by authorities in connection with the investigation of the killings of James Butler, 48, and Michelle Butler, 46, a New Hampshire couple who was found buried on a South Texas beach, are believed to have crossed into Mexico through the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras port of entry, officials said.

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Brackett Independent School District high school and middle school students take to honors for the second six weeks, of the 2019-2020 school year, with academic grades.

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A man was recently sentenced to six years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility, Correctional Institutions Division, for two counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, court records show.

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Two Del Rioans were arrested on Oct. 19 by Del Rio Police Department officers and charged with possession of a controlled substance, after a traffic stop at the 900 block of East Ogden Street, police records show.

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Being in the wrong place at the wrong time resulted in drug charges for a Del Rioan who showed up at an apartment building when police officers were executing a search warrant.

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Leonardo Estrada, 36, whose place of residence is listed at the 700 block of Spring Street, was arrested on Oct. 19 at 10:15 p.m. and charged with possession of a controlled substance, police say.

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Juan Fernando Pena

Tampering, fabricate physical evidence, with intent to impair

Engaging in organized criminal activity x2

Val Verde Sheriff’s Office

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station intercepted a human smuggling attempt, seizing three vehicles and arresting a total of 14, including six suspected human smugglers recently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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Oct. 30, 2019 Jail log

Oct. 16

Hector Manuel Gonzalez

Evading arrest or detention

Accident involving damage to vehicle greater or equal to $200 but less than $2,000

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A Del Rio man was arrested and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, after failing to properly use his turning lights, documents filed with the magistrate’s office state.

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After evading arrest in a stolen vehicle, a man was sentenced to two years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility, Correctional Institutions Division, court documents recently released show.

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Another inmate has been sentenced in connection with the Christmas Eve riot at Val Verde County GEO correctional facility, following an investigation by the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office, GEO correction officers, and the office of the 63rd Judicial District Attorney.

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The Dollar General store, 1401 Veterans Blvd. Ste. B, Del Rio, Texas, was burglarized Saturday. The store’s front door and window were boarded up, while the scene was roped off by law enforcement officers.

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A 57-year-old convicted felon and Guatemalan national was sentenced Monday in Corpus Christi to federal prison for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and unlawfully returning to the United States after removal proceedings, the office of U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick announced.

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A 26-year old Mexican national from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction for conspiring with intent to distribute more than 40 kilograms of meth, the office of U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick announced.

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After facing federal charges for transporting illegal aliens, a Del Rio man saw his probation revoked, and is now facing five years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility, prosecutors said.

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10-23-19 Police Blotter

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Jose Enrique Estrada, 39, a resident of the 700 block of Spring Street, was arrested on Oct. 15 and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1, greater than or equal to 1 gram less than 4 grams, a second degree felony, police records state.

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A Del Rio man was recently arrested and charged with criminal trespass and evading arrest or detention, after he was seen by a police officer walking past him with a 24-pack of beer.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station’s Highway 57 checkpoint arrested and charged a Katy resident with alien smuggling, which led to the discovery of a local stash house, Oct. 17, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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A former Del Rio Sector U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Uvalde Station admitted in a federal court in San Antonio to producing and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division announced.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized approximately $614,000 in narcotics at the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint in three separate events over the past nine days, Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday.

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A 47-year-old Beeville man has been charged with possession of a stolen firearm, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick announced.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two Mexican citizens from Reynosa and a United States woman after discovering a combined $5,835,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine in separate, unrelated incidents.

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A 40-year-old Harlingen resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of lying on a firearm application at Wal-Mart stored, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

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10-16-19 Jail log

Oct. 8

John Jimenez

Aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury

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A Del Rio man was jailed after being arrested and charged with drunk driving. Jorge Aldaco Ardila, 38, a resident of the 500 block of West Martin Street, was arrested on Oct. 6, and charged with driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, police say.

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A Del Rio man was recently sentenced to 12 months in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility, after pleading guilty to the offense of theft, a state jail felony.

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Juan Jose Patino, a 36-year-old Del Rio resident, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of tampering with or fabricate physical evidence on Oct. 6, police records show.

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A local woman was arrested and is now facing multiple charges after police responded to investigate a disturbance between a man and a woman inside a red Corvette, on the city’s east side.

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A man was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and having an active arrest warrant, after police officers responded to an open door late at night at a construction worksite.

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A Del Rio woman pleaded true to the violations and was sentenced to five years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility, after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon. By taking the plea agreement she admitted to hitting another woman with a vehicle.

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A traffic stop on a pickup truck led to the arrest of two Del Rioans, who are now facing drug possession charges. Gary James Bylander, 19, a resident of the 300 block of Hogan Drive, and Juan Carlos Torres, 19, whose address is listed at the 700 block of East Adobe Street, were arrested on Sept. 27, at 12:12 p.m., according to a police report.

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The 67-year-old founder and part-owner of Global Blue Technologies was convicted in Corpus Christi of sex trafficking of a minor, prosecutors announced Tuesday.