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NDTX Round-Up November 19

SENTENCING – Michael Webb

On November 14, Michael Webb, 56, was sentenced to life in federal prison for the kidnapping of an 8 year old girl in Fort Worth. Webb took the child from her mother’s arms in May of 2018 and held her captive for hours in a hotel room. To read more about this case, please click here. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s North Texas Child Exploitation Task Force, the Fort Worth Police Department’s Major Case Unit Taskforce, Homeland Security Investigations and the Texas Department of Public Safety. The case was prosecuted by US Attorney Erin Nealy Cox and AUSA Aisha Saleem.

SENTENCING – Marco Antonio Duran Gaona

On Novmeber 14, Marco Antonio Duran Gaona, 32, was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in federal custody for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Duran Gaona was also ordered to forfeit $21,980 that was determined to be proceeds of drug trafficking. Duran Gaona was the passenger in a vehicle that contained approximately 20 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Agents subsequently searched Duran Gaona’s residence, and located an additional 40 kilograms of methamphetamine, 30 kilograms of heroin, packing materials and a scale. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Dallas Police Department and was prosecuted by AUSA George Leal.

SENTENCING – Edgard Jose Sanabria-Carballo

On November 14, Edgard Jose Sanabria-Carballo, 30, was sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in federal custody for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Sanabria-Carballo was observed at the Tornado Bus Station in Dallas, Texas.  Officers received permission to search his luggage inside the terminal.  During the search officers found approximately 8.038 kilograms of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.   Sanabria-Carballo was then arrested. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dallas Police Department and was prosecuted by AUSA George Leal. 

GUILTY PLEA – Kyle Daniel Pearcy

On November 12, Kyle Daniel Pearcy, 26, pled guilty to aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. Pearcy knowingly aimed a laser pointer at a helicopter operated by the Dallas Police Department after midnight in August 2019. He aimed the laser pointer five times for short bursts totaling 13 seconds, causing crew members to squint their eyes to protect their vision. The case record labeled this case as a “knuckleheaded act of stupidity.” This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and is prosecuted by AUSA John de la Garza.

SENTENCING – Jordan Rotenberry

On November 14, Jordan Rotenberry was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in federal custody for conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Rotenberry obtained devices such as stolen debit and credit cards with which he purchased goods and services at hotels across the Dallas, TX area. Rotenberry and his coconspirators possessed approximately 695 unauthorized and counterfeit access devices during a 5 month period, which they obtained through chat rooms, the dark web, and Facebook messages. This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Colleyville Police Department and was prosecuted by AUSA Ryan Raybould.

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