This week, two newly-impaneled Bexar County Grand Juries began their terms by handing down 130 felony indictments.
Clyde Poindexter (SID: 666722) is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Nov. 9, 2020, Poindexter, with intent to cause serious bodily injury to Michael Lane, did commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of Lane by shooting Lane with a deadly weapon (firearm). This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th 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.
Daniel John Baladez (SID: 1138847) is charged with promotion of child pornography. Six of the 12 counts of the indictment alleges that on Aug. 25, 2020, Baladez intentionally or knowingly promoted by sending to another individual through the KiK Messenger application, or possessed with intent to promote, visual material that depicted, and which Baladez knew visually depicted a child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the image of the child was made engaging in sexual conduct. The remaining six counts of the indictment charge Baladez with possession of child pornography. It says that on Aug. 25, 2020, Baladez intentionally or knowingly possessed visual material that depicted, and which Baladez knew visually depicted a child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the image of the child was made engaging in sexual conduct. This case is being prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division in the 226th District Court. Promotion of child pornography is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Jean Marie Bugoma (SID: 1109828) is charged with multiple felony offenses. Two indictments charge Bugoma with burglary of a building with intent to commit another felony. They allege that on Jan. 8, 2021, Bugoma intentionally and knowingly entered a building which was not open to the public with the intent to commit the felony offense of bestiality without the effective consent of the owner. The second count of that same indictment charges Bugoma with intentionally and knowingly entering a building, which was not then open to the public, with intent to commit the felony offense of cruelty to animals –tripping, without the effective consent of the owner. A second three-count indictment alleges that on Jan. 8, 2021, Bugoma intentionally and knowingly tripped a horse identified by the name of Cello, a second horse by the name of Uhtred and a third horse by the name of GG/Gigi and Bugoma’s conduct was not a generally accepted and otherwise lawful form of conduct occurring solely for the purpose of or in support of fishing, hunting or trapping; or wildlife management, wildlife or depredation control, or shooting preserve practices as regulated by state or federal law; or animal husbandry or agriculture practice involving livestock animals. A third indictment charges Bugoma with bestiality. This two-count indictment alleges on Jan. 8, 2021, Bugoma intentionally and knowingly engaged in sexual conduct with a horse. These cases are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th District Court. All of these charges are state jail felonies punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person charged by indictment 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. Information on court settings can be found by searching the case online or directly from the court.