Tag: Cameron County

At Least 10 Arson Cases Reported, Cameron County

Four volunteer firefighters in Rio Hondo are under arrest facing multiple charges stemming from several structure fires in Cameron County. Because this is an ongoing investigation, authorities are not releasing the suspect’s names at this time but say they are involved in at least 10 arson fires in Lozano and Rio Hondo. The damages exceed more than half a million dollars. We’re told the latest incident occurred this weekend at a home on brown tact road. According to fire investigators, no injuries have been reported and all the fires involved abandoned homes. Cameron county officials are expected to release...

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Man Accused Of Double Murder

Cameron County (KFXV) — Jury selection is underway in a capital murder trial. Omar Montemayor is accused of killing his estranged wife, her unborn child and her friend in Harlingen in September of 2012.   The Cameron County district attorney’s office says Montemayor is charged with capital murder after he forced his way into his wife’s home and shot his victims and then turned the gun on himself in a failed attempt to commit suicide. State prosecutors say, they are not seeking the death penalty in this...

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Wanted Sex Offender Arrested In Cameron County

A wanted sex offender has been arrested in Cameron county by the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force. 29 year old Carlos Roberto Paz was arrested yesterday and is facing charges for allegedly raping a woman who went on a date with him back in January. The victim told police that we went with Paz to a party and that he sexually assaulted her after they left. A bond for Paz is still pending. The case remains under...

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Cameron County Commissioner Accused of Corruption

A Cameron County official has been indicted on a variety of corruption-related charges. Commissioner Ernie Hernandez is currently at Cameron County jail, he is facing charges linked to the conviction of his assistant– Raul Salazar. Salazar was sentenced to 10 months in prison for ordering a human resources employee to take a civil service exam for Hernandez’s brother-in-law. Hernandez is facing eight charges– including tampering with records and abuse of official capacity. A bond has not been...

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