NEW BRAUNFELS — The monthly Comal County grand jury list of indictments was released Monday, and one of the highlights is a case more than seven years old.

In 2006, Michael Patrick Kennedy, 55, of Bulverde, pleaded guilty to a March 3, 2005 shooting in which he allegedly fired 30 to 50 rounds at Schertz police officer Richard Kunz during a traffic stop on Interstate 35. Kunz returned fire and shot Kennedy three times.

Police arrested Kennedy and he subsequently pleaded guilty January 2006 to aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon, for which he was sentenced to 75 years in prison. Last year, the Third Court of Appeals granted Kennedy a new trial in the case.

Scheduled to try Kennedy this time around for attempted capital murder and aggravated assault against a public servant is Jennifer Smith, a Comal County assistant district attorney.

On May 9, the county’s grand jurors handed up 23 indictments. Also on the list District Attorney Jennifer Tharp’s office released late Monday afternoon are suspects in various crimes.

Another of the indictments is a case against Eric Byron Crayton, 35, of Canyon Lake. Assistant District Attorney Steven Harkins is scheduled to try Crayton on one count each of murder and tampering with evidence.

Crayton is accused of stabbing to death Thomas Lee Kitto, 41, reportedly during a fight at an RV park in Comal County. At the time, deputies said the stabbing happened around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Canyon Falls RV Park at 14490 Farm-to-Market Road 306, where Justice of the Peace 4 Jennifer Saunders pronounced Kitto dead about 8:30 p.m. He suffered multiple stab wounds from a knife.

Other indictment cases include those against Angel Rene Mendez, 46, of New Braunfels, accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child; Angela Marie Rodriguez, 26, of New Braunfels, indicted on one count each of deadly conduct-discharging a firearm and tampering with physical evidence; and Melvin Lee Sabn, 64, of Bulverde, facing two counts of misapplication of fiduciary funds between $1,500 and $20,000, according to the county’s website.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.