Charges added for burglary suspects
Additional charges have been filed against the three suspects arrested for some recent burglaries.
In addition to the credit card or debit card abuse charge, Matthew Wayne Moore, 38, has been charged with three counts of engaging in organized criminal activity along with two violation of probation charges.
Tanya Lynn Lewis, 33 and Edgar Espericuta-Ortiz, 41, both previously charged with theft have also been charged with three counts each of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Jacksboro Police Chief Terry McDaniel said the base charge is burglary of a habitation.
“When you have three or more people that engage in an offense it raises the level of offense one degree,” McDaniel said. “Burglary of a habitation is a second-degree felony, engaging in organized criminal activity raises it to a first-degree felony.”
Lewis is also charged with a parole violation, possession of marijuana less than two ounces, and possession of a controlled substance penalty group two less than one gram.
Espericueta-Ortiz was also charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group two less than one gram.
To read the complete article, see the Aug. 12 edition of the Herald-Gazette.