Men Arrested for Donna Standoff Face Charges for San Juan Robbery

5 years 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 17 2017 Jan 17, 2017 January 17, 2017 5:06 PM January 17, 2017 in News

SAN JUAN – Two men charged in Donna following a two-hour police standoff are facing additional charges in San Juan.

Fernando Silva and Michael Carter Garcia are accused of robbing a liquor store in San Juan 10 days ago.

Both men were initially charged on Monday for their involvement in a police standoff in Donna. Silva was charged with deadly conduct and Garcia was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

A victim called police saying shots were fired at a home in the 500 block of Sunset Blvd in Donna. The men surrendered without incident.

Police later determined they were also wanted in a San Juan robbery.

“The two suspects in our robbery had two distinctive features. One had a very awkward step that he was taking while inside the liquor store, and the other had certain tattoos that our SWAT operators recognized. So we interviewed them and they subsequently, they both confessed to the robbery,” San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said.

Garcia and Silva face aggravated robbery charges in San Juan.

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