Mireles handed 20-year sentence for retaliation, harassment

By Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

On Oct. 18, 2018, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Modesto “Chuck” Mireles, 48, for Driving While License Invalid in Yorktown,  during the Western Days festivities, according to a press release from District Attorney Robert Lassmann.   

“It was at that point, Mireles became hostile, began cursing and threatening the transporting Deputy and the Deputy’s family. Mireles also attempted to spit on the Deputy several times,” the release stated.

Mireles was set for trial for Retaliation against a Public Servant and attempted Harassment of a Public Servant.

After the lunch break on the first day of jury selection, Aug. 9, 2021,  Mireles failed to return to court. The Honorable Robert E. Bell then dismissed the jury and issued an arrest warrant for Mireles.

In November, Mireles was located and extradited from Kansas. On Nov. 29, 2021, a new jury was selected and the trial started for the second time against Mireles.

The following day, Nov. 30, a DeWitt County jury returned a verdict in the trial, finding Modesto “Chuck” Mireles guilty of Retaliation and attempted Harassment of a Public Servant. The Honorable Robert E. Bell presided.

“On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, the DeWitt County jury sentenced Modesto ‘Chuck’ Mireles to the maximum punishment available for each count, 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,” the release stated.

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