This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 269 felony indictments.
Kevin Perez is charged with murder. The first count of the indictment alleges that on Dec. 29, 2020, Perez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Arnulfo Cortez by shooting Cortez with a deadly weapon and that Perez committed an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of Cortez. The second count of the indictment alleges that Perez also committed the offense of felon in possession of a firearm before the fifth anniversary of Perez’s release from confinement or release from supervision under community supervision, parole or mandatory supervision, following a February 2015 conviction of the offense of possession of body armor by a felon. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 227th District Court. Murder is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Hayley Ann Gibbens and Douglass Skaggs are charged with murder. Separate indictments allege that on March 17, 2021, Skaggs and Gibbons intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Tito Roman by shooting Roman with a deadly weapon (firearm). These cases are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 399th District Court. Murder is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Justin Antwan Jackson is charged with failing to stop and render aid resulting in death. The indictment alleges that on May 22, 2020, Jackson intentionally and knowingly drove a vehicle that became involved in an accident that resulted in death to Donna Falkenberg, and that Jackson, knowing said accident had occurred, intentionally and knowingly failed to determine whether a person was involved in the accident and determine whether that person required aid, and said accident resulted in the death of Falkenberg. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 437th District Court. Failure to stop and render aid resulting in death is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
This week, we are including misdemeanor cases in which an information has been filed. Like an indictment in a felony case, an information sends the case to the trial court.
Shane Anthony Nagy is charged with driving while intoxicated. The information alleges that on June 17, 2021, Nagy operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. It also alleges that Nagy, without legal privilege and authority, intentionally, knowingly and recklessly obstructed a highway and street to which the public or a substantial group of the public had access, and other places used for the passage of persons and vehicles, by rendering impassable and by rendering passage unreasonably inconvenient or hazardous, to wit: by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. This case is being prosecuted by Misdemeanor Trial Division in County Court #1. Driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a possible fine of up to $2,000.
An indictment and an information are not findings of guilt. A person charged by indictment or information is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury or a judge. Because these cases are pending, we can make no further comment on them.
Copies of indictments may be requested from the Bexar County District Clerk, while an information should be requested from the Bexar County Clerk. Information on court settings can be found by searching the case online or directly from the court.