LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Editor's note: The sexual assault charge was dismissed in October of 2013.
An Angelina County grand jury handed down 40 criminal indictments Friday. Among those indicted were Jose Buenrostro and Cesar Alba.
Back in October, Buenrostro, who was indicted for robbery and burglary of a habitation, was arrested three times in nine days. The first two charges were robbery and burglary of a habitation. The last time he was arrested, Buenrostro was charged with sexual assault of a child.
Buenrostro, 20, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on charges of sexual assault of a child, burglary of a habitation. Collectively, his bond has been set at $600,000.
The robbery charge that Buenrostro was indicted for stems from an incident in early October in which he allegedly tried to steal a Samsung tablet computer from a man who was refilling his drink at the McDonalds in the 1100 block of Timberland Drive. When witnesses tried to stop Buenrostro, he reportedly bit one of them before Lufkin Police officers arrived on the scene.
On Oct. 19, Buenrostro was arrested again after he was treated at a local hospital for injuries he received when a man hit him repeatedly with a stick outside a residence on East Kerr Ave. He was charged with burglary of a habitation in connection to a burglary that in the 1100 block of Moss Drive in which Buenrostro allegedly forced his way into the home of a past female acquaintance.
In regard to the sexual assault charge, an arrest affidavit stated that a girl under the age of 17 told Lufkin Police officers that Buenrostro sexually assaulted her while she was "smoking dope" with him and two others during the weekend of Oct. 13.
Cesar Alba, 33, of Lufkin, was indicted on two counts of injury to a child. He is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child. Alba's bond has been set at $10,000.
Alba's charge stems from an incident on Oct. 22. According to the arrest affidavit, Alba was at his girlfriend's residence in the 1000 block of Dunlap Street when the 10-year-old victim got in trouble for arguing with her sister. Alba allegedly squeezed and twisted her arm before he threw her to the floor and repeatedly hit her head on the wall.
Also indicted were three burglary suspects. Ishmeal Washington, 25, of Lufkin, Joshua Nash, 23, of Lufkin, and Terrance Harris, 23, of Lufkin, were all indicted for burglary of a habitation. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Nov. 12.
A Lufkin Police officer spotted the three men jumping a fence at a residence in the 2000 block of Lowery Street. When the officer ordered them to stop, the three men allegedly fled on foot. LPD offices rounded up the three suspects a short time later. After the three men were taken into custody, the officers learned that they had burglarized a home in the 2000 block of Lowery Street.
The recovered property included two Rossi handguns, a 65-inch Mitsubishi television, seven hats, 11 pairs of shoes, jewelry, a basket, pink head phones, 10 women's belts, seven collared shirts, a bath robe, a brown jacket, two pairs of women's pants, an MTECH knife, scissors, and assorted DVDs.
In addition, the Angelina County grand jury indicted Christopher Samuel Williams, 29, of Lufkin, on a possession of a controlled substance charge and two felony theft charges.
Williams was arrested after he allegedly shoplifted baby clothes and wipes from the Dollar General store on Atkinson Drive and officers found a cocaine rock hidden in a metal Altoids box inside his car. The theft charges were upgraded to felonies because Williams already has two prior theft convictions on his record.