Four arrests have been made in connection with the aggravated robbery of the David Rogers Construction Company, 11005 US Hwy 67 S.
The arrests were a joint effort of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, United States Custom and Border Protection, the Del Rio Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
At approximately 6 a.m. March 19, TGC deputies responded to a call of an aggravated robbery. A victim staying in a trailer on the property was woken up by two males who were entering the trailer donning ski masks and displaying weapons. The two restrained the victim with duct tape and stole the victim’s personal property. They also took four oilfield trucks containing welders, tools and other items from the business.
On the morning of March 20, 32-year old Omar Solis attempted to cross the United States border into Mexico in one of the stolen vehicles. He was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and charged with theft over $20,000, a third degree felony. He was handed over to the custody of the Del Rio Police Department.
TGCSO criminal investigation division investigators went to Del Rio and working with Del Rio police, recovered the other three stolen trucks and identified the additional persons of interest in the robbery.
20-year old Judge Martinez Modesto and 23-year old Carlos Zuniga were arrested in San Angelo by the TGCSO and the Texas Rangers. They are being detained for aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity, both first degree felonies.
A fourth suspect, 22-year old Elizabeth Estrada, was arrested and charged with organized criminal activity.
A charge of third degree felony is punishable by two to 10 years of confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and/or a fine of up to $10,000. A first degree felony is punishable by five to 99 years incarceration and/or a fine up to $10,000.
A release from the Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing and further arrests are expected.
Mugshots for Estrada, Zuniga and Solis were not available on the county’s website.