Eastern District Issues Multiple Indictments
A federal grand jury returned multiple indictments on Wednesday, charging individuals with separate federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, according to a press release.
David Anthony, 51, of Texarkana, Ark., was indicted on charges of theft of government property. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
On March 18, Anthony is alleged to have stolen brass, which belonged to the Department of the Army, from the Red River Army Depot, according to the indictment. The resulting loss to the government was more than $1,000, the release stated. The Red River Army Depot investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson prosecuted it.
Thomas Rochelle, III, 34, of Texarkana, was indicted on charges of theft of personal property within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, the press release stated. If convicted, he faces up to one year in federal prison.
Rochelle is alleged to have stolen an iPhone which belonged to another person while he was in the jurisdiction of the United States at the Red River Army Depot on March 19, according to the press release.
Santos Silva-Hernandez, 43, an inmate at the Texarkana Federal Correctional Institution, was charged with possession of contraband in a prison. If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison.
Silva-Hernandez is alleged to have been in possession of marijuana in November while incarcerated in a federal correctional facility, according to the indictment. The FBI and the Texarkana Federal Correctional Institute are investigating the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson is prosecuting it.