Carlos Rico indicted

July 20, 2011

Carlos Rico

Carlos Rico, who allegedly tried to strangle his four-year-old son, Angel Flores and left him on Interstate 20 covered in cactus spines, was indicted on three charges by a Nolan County Grand Jury on Tuesday. Rico was indicted for attempted capital murder, injury to a child and endangering a child. The attempted capital murder charge is a first degree felony and possible punishment includes 5-99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Angel was found on Interstate 20 on an early morning by Sweetwater High School coach Al Hunt. Rico, 22, said that God told him to choke his son and leave him on the road. He is currently incarcerated at the Nolan County Jail.
Angel is currently in the care of a foster home while his biological mother and paternal uncle battle for custody.
The following cases were also true-billed; six other cases were sealed:
• Loraine Danielle Brown was indicted for prohibited substance in a correction facility, namely marijuana, a third degree felony. Her bond was set at $7,500.
• Malcolm Xavier Black was indicted for prohibited substance in a correction facility, namely marijuana, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $7,500.
• Marvin Jackson was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $5,000.
• Christian Lee Reyes was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $5,000.
• Thomas Castillo, Jr. was indicted for theft over $50 with two prior convictions, a state jail felony. His bond was set at $5,000.

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