Two men -- one facing multiple charges of attempted capital murder of a peace officer, the other charged with the murder of his ex-wife -- both made their first appearance in the 105th District Court Wednesday morning.
Brian Robles, 30, and Jesse Lee Perales, 29, appeared before Judge Angelica Hernandez for a status hearing to receive their charges and bond conditions.
Robles was arrested Monday, Feb. 17, after allegedly stealing multiple vehicles, shooting a handgun at witnesses and a nearby motel, and leading police on a high-speed chase from downtown Corpus Christi to Portland, where his vehicle crashed. He was shot several times by police officers after they say he got out of his car and began shooting in their direction.
Robles was released from the hospital and booked into the Nueces County Jail on Tuesday. He faces a total of 13 charges -- six for attempted capital murder of a peace officer, four for aggravated robberies, one for aggravated assault with deadly weapon, one for burglary of a habitation and one for evading arrest in a motor vehicle. His bond is set at $250,000 for each charge.
If Robles is to bond out, he will have to wear a GPS ankle monitor, surrender his driver's license, report to a probation officer twice a month and stay away from all victims and their family members.
Jesse Lee Perales was arrested Monday morning for the shooting death of his ex-wife, 28-year old Krystal Perales, which happened Sunday night in Flour Bluff. He is charged with murder, with bond set at $1 million dollars.
If Perales were to bond out, he would face the same conditions as Robles, and would have to stay away from his victim's family members, including his own children.
Both defendants have been assigned court appointed attorneys.