Pair convicted of violent crimes


HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas – Two men have been convicted of violent crimes and are facing up to life in prison.

A jury has convicted 33-year-old Marin Macrin Cerda or “Filtro” and 29-year-old Jose Miguel Montemayor or “Mickey” from Mission.

They were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine, two counts of carjacking, four counts of Hobbs Act robberies, and three counts of discharging a firearm.

The testimony revealed that Cerda and other crew members utilized law enforcement officials in their drug trafficking activities.

This includes former Donna Independent School District Police Officer Juan F. Mata and former Hidalgo County Court at Law Bailiff Oscar De La Cruz.

The report also shows Cerda and Montemayor took part in an attempted robbery that resulted in a shoot-out in a McAllen neighborhood.

They even entered the wrong residence and terrorized a family during a home invasion while seeking drugs.

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