Two Comanche residents were indicted in Brown County earlier this month in connection with a prospective drug deal that turned into a robbery at an Early motel.

The July session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned robbery indictments against Daniel Lugo, 20, and Leonard Morin Jr., 17, documents in Brown County District Clerk Cheryl Jones’ office state.

According to an earlier email from Early police:

Officers responded at 3:30 a.m. March 18 to a motel in the 1200 block of C.C. Woodson on a robbery call. The victims, a 35-year-old male and his 16-year-old son, were staying in a room when the 16-year-old received a message from a female who wanted to sell him marijuana. The juvenile initially agreed to the purchase while his father was sleeping.
Police believe three people including Lugo and Morin headed to the Early motel to sell the marijuana. When one of the three told the juvenile they were at the motel, the juvenile said he did not want to buy marijuana.
Two of the suspects forced their way into the room and began assaulting the juvenile and his father. The father was knocked unconscious, and the two grabbed a cell phone and the father’s wallets and left.
Police identified the suspects based on evidence and the victims’ statements.
In an unrelated case, a Brownwood man was indicted on charges of assault family violence — occlusion and injury to a child.

According to an earlier email from Early police:
Officers were notified in May of a 2-year-old child with bruises all over his body. The investigation began but not enough information was known about the incident at the time.
CPS was notified and an interview with the Child Advocacy Center was set up. After the interview, detective Brandon McMillian gained enough evidence from the child and the mother (31-year-old female victim) to present a complaint to the justice of the peace for a warrant.
The information included allegations that the 2-year-old child had been repeatedly assaulted numerous times over the past several weeks. The mother had also been repeatedly assaulted and strangled where the suspect held his hands around the victim’s neck until she began to pass out.
In another unrelated case, a Brownwood woman was indicted on child endangerment and drug charges, and her boyfriend was indicted on a drug charge after officers responded to a report of an unattended 3-year-old boy in an apartment parking lot.

The grand jury returned child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance indictments against Sydney Ross, 24, and possession of a controlled substance against Austin Carroll, 20.
According to an earlier email from Brownwood police:
Officer Paul Chrisman was dispatched at noon on March 9 to the Brownwood Apartments, 322 Bluffview, after the apartment manager found the child in the parking lot. Chrisman learned the child was potentially away from his guardian for about 45 minutes.
With the assistance of the office manager, officers located the apartment where the child likely lived. Officers made several attempts to get someone to answer the door and eventually identified Ross as the child’s mother and Carroll as her boyfriend. It appeared both were asleep prior to officers’ arrival.
Investigation into how the child left the apartment led officers to the discovery of small amounts of marijuana and cocaine.

In other indictments, according to District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office:

Fox Anthony Patrick Mendenhall, possession of a controlled substance

Dustin Aaron Hubbard, burglary of a building, unauthorized use of a vehicle

Jerry McCain, possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone

Amy Beth Peel AKA Amy Beth Bailey, possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone

Damon Wayne Beard, forgery (six counts)

Leroy Pickens Jr., assault family violence — enhanced, repeat offender

Richard Puentes, DWI repeat offender

Joseph Trey Martinez, DWI repeat offender

Megan Ann Cruz, evidence tampering

Walter Daniel Tompkins, assault family violence — occlusion

Cody Joe Wills, aggravated assault

Patricia Louise Saldana, possession of a controlled substance