County Sheriff’s office makes arrest in Primrose robbery



The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the June 30 robbery of a 23-year-old Atascosa County man found beaten unconscious and left lying on the side of a business in Primrose. The victim who was later determined to have been beaten with a baseball bat and robbed of $150 in cash and some personal property. Deputy Sheriff Daniel Hernandez responded to the call and took the initial report. Sergeant Investigator Jesse Martinez was assigned to the case. Sgt. Martinez interviewed witnesses and reviewed video camera surveillance and identified the suspects in the case. Sheriff David Soward said that his investigators obtained arrest warrants for three individuals from J.P. Orlando Carrasco.

Sheriff’s investigators along with patrol deputies George Lopez, Roper Yow, Sam Mayer and Sergeant Kevin Draughn began serving the warrants. Two suspects were arrested at different locations after the warrants were issued by the team of officers. A third suspect was arrested July 8th in the Shalimar Subdivision by sheriff’s deputies Timothy Sawicki, Tim Reinikka, Robert Newman and Sergeant John Rothenbach. Arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery are Irma Martinez 37, of Poteet; Chris Andrade 32, also of Poteet; and Israel Rodriguez 42 of Poteet. A fourth suspect remains at large according to Sheriff Soward. Sergeant Investigator Max Peralta assisted in the investigation. A baseball bat believed to have been used in the robbery and assault was recovered by sheriff’s deputies.

Bond on the three suspects was set at $500,000 by Judge Carrasco. The suspects are still in the Atascosa County Jail in lieu of bond, the Sheriff stated.



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