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28 Year Old added to Texas 10 Most Wanted List

28 year old Romeo Torres Jr. who has ties to the Maverick County area has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list by the Texas Department of Public Safety. A $7,500 cash reward is being offered for information leading to his capture.

The Texas Department of Public Safety state that Torres is affiliated with the Partido Revolucionario Mexicano (PRM) gang and is wanted for assault on a public servant; aggravated assault; and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle in Maverick County.

Torres has been wanted since December 2016, when he fled from his last known address in Eagle Pass.

Mexico. On December 5, 2016, the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department issued warrants for Torres’ arrest for Assault on a Public Servant, Aggravated Assault, and Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle.

TXDPS has issued out a description of Torres who is reported to be 6 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighs approximately 230 lbs and has tattoos on his right leg and both arms.

Texas Crime Stoppers, funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters are required to provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:

Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-252-8477;

Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, then clicking on the link under the photo;

Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS’s investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists, with photos, on the DPS website.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives as they are considered armed and dangerous.

Christopher De Leon found not guilty

A Jury of 12, found Christopher De Leon not guilty of the murder of 27 year old Miguel Salinas. The tragic murder occurred back in March 2018 when De Leon and Salinas were involved in an altercation that took the life of Salinas and severely injured his brother Sabino Salinas. The jury went in to deliberation Monday morning after hearing all the evidence and arguments from the State’s prosecutors led by 293rd District Attorney Roberto Serna and De Leon’s Defense Attorneys Gregory and Natasha Torres for 8 days. During the trial proceedings the prosecution presented all evidence available in the case Including witnesses who gave vital details on the tragic occurrence which took place back in March 2018. De Leon’s Attorneys broke down the case and proceeded to argue against all evidence presented, citing self defense as the main reason De Leon used a firearm and mortally wounded Miguel Salinas. Serna and the prosecution argued that De Leon was the all out aggressor and Salinas was attempting to stop him from hurting anyone that tragic night. The verdict came in at approximately 3:00 pm on Monday, January 20 amidst a large group of people including family members from both sides of this tragedy.

Surge in voting for Special City Elections surpasses previous years

The Second week of early voting for the Special City Election is set to begin on Tuesday with extended hours.

City Voters are urged to come out and vote.

The Polling site will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the City of Eagle Pass Multi-Purpose Center located at 480 S Adams St.

Voting started on Wednesday, January 15 and had 402 votes cast.

Inclement weather the following two days did not stop voters from exercising their freedom to vote.

On Thursday, January 16 there were 254 votes cast. The following day, Friday there were 256 people who came out to vote.

In that three day span there were 912 votes recorded, on pace to surpass previous election totals.

The 2020 City Special Election vote count for the first three days of early voting represents 48.2% of the entire votes cast in the entire 2017 election process which only had 1,891 votes cast.

A rising interest in voter participation can clearly be seen and is surely attributed to the fact that there are 5 new candidates running in this race.

First day of Municipal Election sees rise in turnout

The first day of early voting for the City of Eagle Pass Special Election has come and gone.

During the first day there were approximately 402 votes cast.

Wednesday’s 402 votes represent 22% of the entire vote count in the 2017 election which ended with 1,891 votes cast.

If this type of voter interest continues, it’s expected that the vote totals for this Special Election will be one of the most participated city run elections in recent history.

Shooting in San Antonio claims live of two Eagle Pass individuals

A tragic shooting in San Antonio Texas has left two male individuals from Eagle Pass, Texas dead.

The tragic Incident occurred on Tuesday at approximately 11:00 am at an at JTM transport when a 56-year-old man identified as Valdemar Martínez shot and killed his 47-year-old male brother identified as Jaime Martinez.

Law Enforcement officials state that Jaime Martinez received numerous gun shot wounds and later died at a San Antonio hospital.

It’s reported that Valdemar Martínez was found dead from a gun shot wound at a nearby Family Dollar Store.

The San Antonio Texas Police Department continues Investigating the Murder Suicide.

Maverick County Sheriff’s Dept respond to fatal shooting of individual

The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department has reported that a male Individual identified as Jose Armando Ramirez was murdered on Sunday, January 12.

Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that on Sunday, January 12. 2020 at approximately 10:03 pm Maverick County patrol units responded to Rosita Valley Road regarding a possible shooting.

Sheriff Schmerber reported that on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at approximately 10:03 pm Maverick County Sheriff deputies responded to Rosita Valley Road and FM
1021 in reference to a male subject who shot another male subject.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies observed two pick-up trucks
and a male subject on the ground and another using a cell phone.

A deputy quickly detained the male subject who was using a cell
phone, and he was placed in a patrol unit for safety purposes.

The Male subject identified as Luis Ramon Miranda Jr. (suspect) was later transported to the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department for investigation purposes.

Deputies secured the scene where Criminal Investigation Divisionn, Emergency Medical Services,
Justice of the Peace and Memorial Funeral Services were summoned to the scene.

EMS arrived at scene where Deputies were advised that the male subject (victim) identified as Jose Armando Ramirez was

Justice of the Peace from Precinct 3 arrived at scene and pronounced the male individual deceased at 10:50 pm.

The Maverick County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Division arrived by location and processed the scene.

Memorial Funeral Services later took possession of the deceased body.

Balde’s Wrecker Service was also summoned on scene where a 2017, Dodge, Ram, 1500 and a 2003, GMS, Sierra was inventoried and impounded to the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office for investigation purposes.

The case remains under investigation.

Male Individual Fatally Shot in Rosita Valley

Maverick County Sheriff’s Dept is reporting that a male individual was fatally wounded near the Shell Gas Station in the Rosita Sector of Maverick County at approximately 10:10pm. More information as it is released by law enforcement and investigators.