Text message threats

On Thursday night Officer Roel Escamilla was dispatched to the 50th block of North King Street. Escamilla arrived and made contact with the reporting party who stated a man, Leandro Santos Cardona Jr. was bothering a customer.

The customer told the officer Cardona sent her text messages threatening to cause her harm, report stated. Cardona had left the establishment in a white pickup. Officer Jose Flores conducted a traffic stop on the 200 block of N.W. Atkinson Boulevard on the white pickup.

Cardona was transported to the Jim Wells County jail.

Foot pursuit

A routine traffic stop on Thursday night near West Fourth Street and North Wright Street by officers lead to a foot pursuit. Cpl. Nick Juarez and Officer Nick Reyes made contact with Bobby Scott Marksberry who gave a fake name.

Juarez attempted to detain Marksberry when Marksberry ran off towards Third Street. The two officers started to chase. Juarez returned to the unit to alert other officers while Reyes continued after the suspect.

According to the report, Marksberry fell and Reyes was able to detain him. The suspect was taken to the JWC jail and charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, retaliation and failure to identify.

Marksberry made threats to harm the arresting officer at the county jail, report stated.


Juarez and Reyes initiated a traffic stop on Thursday when they observed the driver of a blue car fail to signal a right turn. The officers made contact with the occupants in the car. Communications alerted the officers that Roberto Ramirez, the front passenger who stated his name was Brian Garcia, was wanted in Duval County and by Alice PD. Ramirez was arrested and transported to the JWC jail. He was charged with the two warrants and failure to identify as a fugitive.