Cameron County Ex-Sheriff Cantu indictment
I think this might be just the beginning of the dirt to come. An interesting side story has to do with the county auditor, Mark Yates. Sherrif Lucio requested an audit of the sherrif's department as soon as he was elected and before actually taking office. Mr. Yates is now taking heat for not passing the results of his audit on to the proper authorities, one being the sherrif. Mr. Yates audit found there was a weapon missing from the sherrif's dept. arsenal. This info was only passed on to some low level figure in county government instead of being passed onto the sherrif and the county commissioners. This missing weapon was found in the raid of former sherrif Cantu's home. I'm thinking Mr. Yates has something to hide.
I recall the 2000 sherrif's election. Terry Vinson was the Republican candidate. At some point during the vote count the county computer went down. Vinson was ahead by a wide margin, about 20,000 votes, if I recall correctly. When the computer came back online about an hour later, Vinson was behind by about the same margin of 20,000 votes. Cantu became sherrif.
I'm happy to see the details of Judge Hinojosa's comments. Judge Hinojosa was a big supporter of Cantu during the 2000 election and beyond. Hinojosa is now trying to distance himself from Cantu, bigtime. I'm hoping for a grandjury indictment in Judge Hinojosa's near future.
Also, the constable who was trying to get Cantu a position as a volunteer for the constable's office is sqawking loudly over Cantu's indictment. He is chapped because no one told him Cantu was under investigation before the constable nominated him for the position before the county commissioners. I think this constable is trying to wipe the egg off his face and perhaps, crime off his hands.
Update: Cantu held without bond. Considered a flight risk due to his having a mistress and infant child in Matamoros, Mexico.