An Aransas County grand jury was convened recently, and issued eight indictments against eight individuals. Those indicted included two former law enforcement personnel – Aransas County Deputy Austin Cox and Rockport Police patrolman Chad Brooks, and one current sheriff’s deputy, Armando Chapa.

Those individuals, listed by name, charge, date of offense, and bond set, are as follows:

Austin Cox – Aggravated assault on a public servant with a deadly weapon, first degree felony; on or about June 5, 2020 did then and there intentionally and knowingly threatened complainant with imminent bodily injury by pointing a gun at the complainant, and did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon, namely a handgun, during the commission of the assault, and the defendant did then and there know the complainant was then and there a public servant, namely a police officer, and that the complainant was then and there lawfully discharging an official duty, namely investigating a disturbance; $15,000 surety, plus capias.

Chad Brooks – Tampering with a government record, state jail felony; on or about June 16, 2018 did then and there knowingly make a false entry in a governmental record, namely; Rio Grande Valley Sector Operation Stonegarden Daily Activity Report, the false entry being that defendant had worked four hours, and the defendant intended to defraud the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bureau of Customs and Border Protection of compensation for hours the defendant did not work; $2,500 surety, plus capias.

Salvador Armando Chapa – Count one, obstruction, third degree felony. Count two, retaliation, third degree felony. Count one, on or abut Aug. 8, 2019 intentionally and knowingly threatened to harm another, namely; Melissa Madrigal, by an unlawful act, namely; to “watch what she said in court” to in attempt prevent or delay the service of Melissa Madrigal as Inmar Silva-Acosta’s attorney at law. Count two, on or about Aug. 8, 2019, intentionally and knowingly threatened to harm another, namely; Melissa Madrigal, by an unlawful act, namely; to “watch what she said in court” in retaliation for or on account of the service of Melissa Madrigal, as a public servant, namely an attorney at law; $5,000 surety, plus capias.

James Walter Morgan – Felony theft more than $2,500 but less than $30,000, state jail felony; on or about Dec. 7, 2017 unlawfully appropriated property, by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over said property, to wit: U.S. Currency, without the effective consent of the owner, of a value more than $2,500, but less than $30,000, and with intent to deprive the owner of the property; $5,000 surety, plus capias.

Rollins Leroy Lewis – Felony theft, state jail felony; on or about Sept. 23, 2019, unlawfully appropriated property, by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over said property, to wit: a cargo trailer, without the effective consent of the owner, of a value more than $2,500, but less than $30,000, with intent to deprive the owner of the property; $2,500 surety, plus capias.

Dale Ryan Weeks - Felony theft, state jail felony; on or about Sept. 23, 2019, unlawfully appropriated property, by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over said property, to wit: a cargo trailer, without the effective consent of the owner, of a value more than $2,500, but less than $30,000, with intent to deprive the owner of the property; $25,000 surety.

Sarah Elizabeth Pantalion - Felony theft, state jail felony; on or about Sept. 23, 2019, unlawfully appropriated property, by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over said property, to wit: a cargo trailer, without the effective consent of the owner, of a value more than $2,500, but less than $30,000, with intent to deprive the owner of the property; $5,000 surety.

Jesse Roland Tucker - Felony theft, state jail felony; on or about Sept. 23, 2019, unlawfully appropriated property, by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over said property, to wit: a cargo trailer, without the effective consent of the owner, of a value more than $2,500, but less than $30,000, with intent to deprive the owner of the property; $2,500 personal recognizance.

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