Bexar County DA’s office untruthful about dismissing DWI for witnesses’ testimony in trafficking case

SAN ANTONIO – A longtime San Antonio defense attorney has accused the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office of being untruthful about its reasons to dismiss a DWI charge against a victim in a human trafficking case.

Attorney Carolyn Wentland represents Jarvis Anderson, who faces charges of attempting to compel prostitution and aggravated promotion of prostitution in connection with his 2017 arrest by San Antonio police.

SAPD investigators said Anderson and his younger brother, Lawrence Jackson, forced two teenage girls into prostitution.

Officers testified this month that they learned of the trafficking after one of the teens fled from a North Side hotel in November 2017 and alerted her family, who then contacted police.

Jackson was sentenced to 10 years in prison in late 2022 after being convicted of trafficking a person under the age of 18, court records show.

Defendant Jarvis Anderson sits in court during a motion to suppress evidence hearing earlier this month. (KSAT)

Anderson is free on bond awaiting trial on the now nearly seven-year-old allegations.

Anderson’s four-count indictment, which included three charges of trafficking, was reduced to two counts in late 2022 after prosecutors refiled their case.

Prior to Anderson going to trial, however, Wentland has made claims that prosecutors did not properly hand over evidence in her client’s case and were untruthful about their decision to dismiss a 2021 elevated DWI charge against one of the victims.

Trafficking victim crashed into SAFD ambulance while driving drunk, records show

KSAT is not identifying either woman at the center of the trafficking case.

One of them, a then-teenager found by SAPD with Jackson in a room at the Drury Plaza Hotel near the airport in November 2017, was accused of driving drunk with a blood alcohol content over .15 during an unrelated February 2021 crash off of

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