The Justice Journal: Vol. 48 (English)

The Justice Journal: Vol. 48

A look at cases recently prosecuted by the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office.

The Justice Journal

State vs. Jorge Luis Guevara Medrano

Aggravated Robbery

Lead: Katherine Mitchell

2nd Chair: Alex Dobiyanski

DA Investigators: Derek Bryant & Aleciah Taylor

DA Paralegal: Kim Barr

Investigating Agency: Dallas Police Department

The defendant and his brother stole a red 4 Runner from the victim at gunpoint at some apartments in Far North Dallas. The victim described how he pulled into his assigned parking spot and was then blocked in by the suspect vehicle. He called 911 and described the suspect’s vehicle (a silver 4 Runner), which made it possible for police to develop a lead based on cameras in the area. The victim described those two men robbed him – one of the men held him at gunpoint and hit him in the chest with the gun while the other shouted “Just shoot him!” The next day, police found the suspect vehicle, which was driven by the defendant’s brother, and the defendant was in the passenger seat. After the police stopped the vehicle, both suspects ran. Police apprehended both suspects and were able to get the phone numbers for both of their phones. Phone records put both defendants at the offense location on the date and time of the robbery. Additionally, surveillance footage matched what the victim described and FLOCK cameras captured the suspects’ entering the apartment complex right after the victim. The victim testified and was able to ID the defendant as the person who held the gun and hit him in the chest with the gun, while the brother was shouting “Just shoot him!” Fingerprints and DNA were taken from the victim’s red 4 Runner and the defendant’s fingerprints and DNA were found on a Modelo beer bottle inside the red 4 Runner. The defendant’s cell phone records also put him at the scene of where the red 4 Runner was ultimately located the next day.

During punishment, the jury heard that based on phone records, it was determined that the defendant and his brother immediately left the scene of the robbery, stopped near Royal lane and got in the red 4 Runner together and drove to Irving to try and commit another carjacking. However, this time the victim did not get out of the car and was shot 12 times with .223 rifle rounds. The Irving PD conducted a homicide investigation and recovered surveillance video that showed a red 4 Runner (the victim’s from 30 minutes prior) blocking in a black Dodge Ram. The fired cartridge casings that were collected at the scene matched other offenses committed by the defendant’s brother.

GUILTY and sentenced to LIFE in prison.

State vs. Enrique Jaimes

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Lead: Brenna Buchanan

2nd Chair: Michelle Shughart

DA Investigator: Ryan Rodriguez

DA Victim Advocate: Leslie Gutierrez

Investigating Agency: Dallas Police Department

The defendant was convicted of the aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. The victim testified with immense poise and eloquence.

GUILTY and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

State vs. Daqualin Williams

Aggravated Robbery

Lead: Sarah Hayes

2nd Chair: Loren Collins

DA Investigator: John Schingle & Juan Carranza

Investigating Agency: Garland Police Department

In March 2023, a Garland man returned home after working a 12-hour construction shift. It was after dark as he walked towards the front entrance to his apartment complex, when two masked men emerged in the dark path. One drew a pistol with a red laser sight and pointed it at the victim’s chest.  Both suspects demanded all of his property. As they were taking his keys, phone, and passport, a third suspect came from behind the man and struck him across the side of the head with an unknown object, splitting his ear, bruising the side of his head and eye, and knocking him to the ground.  As he tried to regain his composure the victim turned and saw all 3 suspects getting into his car. The suspects fled the scene with his car and other property. Garland Police responded immediately. The vehicle was soon seen on camera near a local gas station.

Early the next day the defendant was seen driving the victim’s vehicle.  Garland Police attempted to detain the vehicle and the defendant evaded arrest before bailing out and running.  As he ran, the defendant put on a black ski mask.  A Garland Police Officer was able to catch and detain the defendant. On the defendant’s phone found in his pocket, detectives found an image of him pointing a gun with a red laser matching the description used in the aggravated robbery. Additionally, a message was located in the defendant’s deleted files part of the phone.  The message was sent 3 minutes after the robbery and stated he was driving a stolen car. 

The Defendant was probation eligible from a jury. 

GUILTY and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

State vs. Izaak Hartfield

Unlawful Carry of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Lead: Rachel Champion

2nd Chair: Sasha Stribling

DA Investigator: Martin Bosse

DA Paralegal: Wanda Ford

Investigating Agency: Dallas Police Department

The defendant was found outside a convenience store with a handgun in his pocket by officers. The defendant was a convicted felon at the time.

GUILTY and sentenced to 5 years in prison. 


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