Invasion, sex-related court cases continued

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Three high-profile cases on the docket for Bedford County General Sessions Court Tuesday were continued.

* The case of the three men accused of the home invasion of attorney and retired state representative Clarence "Pete" Phillips was continued until July 6. (See related story)

Christopher Evonne Rodriguez, 26, Michael Wayne Schneider, 20, and Justin Dewayne Gentry, 18, were arrested for the crime along with a male juvenile.

Assistant District Attorney Richard Cawley said last month that the court is consolidating charges against the trio that have been filed by both city and county law enforcement.

* The case of Cristian Ojeda Torres, 19, was continued until July 27. Torres is accused of "sexting" police detectives after he allegedly sent text messages to Shelbyville Detective Sgt. Brian Crews and Detective Lt. Pat Mathis. He is charged with solicitation of a minor.

* The case of Roberto Javilar Ramirez, 46, accused of violation of the sex offender registry, was continued until June 29. Ramirez was arrested for violating the registry after he returned to Bedford County following his deportation, according to police.

Ramirez allegedly never reported to Bedford County authorities that he was living here, which is required by law following his October 2009 conviction in Coffee County for aggravated statutory rape involving a 15-year-old girl.

Ramirez was deported in January, had returned to town in February and is here illegally, say police.