Lupe Arguijo Gonzales, 63, was arrested this morning by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office on an alleged charge of Illegal Dumping over 1,000 pounds.
Gonzales, formerly of the Leming area, was recently indicted by an Atascosa County Grand Jury earlier this month after a lengthy investigation by the ACSO Criminal Investigation Division. The investigation was the result of approximately 100,000 tires being dumped on a property on Verdi Road that was formerly under the control of Gonzales. Back on March 6, the property was the scene of a major tire fire that burned for several days. Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted by Atascosa County Fire Marshal Roger Garcia, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Investigators and the Atascosa County Precinct 1 Commissioner’s Office.
Bond on Gonzales for the state felony offense was set at $25,000. The ACSO anticipates additional arrests as the investigation is still ongoing at this time.