Nine indicted on theft, organized crime charges
Friday, June 06, 2014 4:32 PM
Among a list of indictments handed down recently by the grand jury of
the 121st. District Court were nine that included charges of theft and
engaging in organized crime.
According to the indictments, the nine
individuals allegedly stole over $100,000 worth of fuel from an oilfield
Sheriff Larry Gilbreath said the theft involved a
company account, but would not go into details of the case as it has yet
to go to trial.
He also said the oilfield services company, named
in the indictment as being Basic Energy, Inc., suspected the theft and
reported it to the Terry County Sheriff’s Department which conducted a
six-month investigation into the matter.
Gilbreath said not all of
the individuals have been arrested but two allegedly involved in theft
are Terry County residents Norberto Vasquez,58, as well as Silverio
Listed on the indictment along with Vasquez and
Fraire-Carranza are Uriel Fraire, Melchor Muniz (AKA Paul Mata III),
Ramon Aguilar, Gaspar Fraire, Hernan Fraire, Blas Medelez, Jr. and
According to the report, Vasquez and
Fraire-Carranza were arrested by the Terry County Sheriff’s Department
after the indictments were issued and taken to the Terry County Justice
Center. According to the indictment, individuals involved were indicted
on second-degree felony charges of Theft over $100,000 and less than
$200,000 with the stolen property being fuel. They were also charged
with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, which is a first-degree
Bond for individuals arrested on the theft charges were set
at $75,000 and $100,000 each for the first-degree charges of engaging in
organized crime. Both Vasquez and Fraire-Carranza are still being held
in the Terry County Justice Center.