Houston judge raises bail on woman accused of framing her boyfriend

Saturday, 02 December 2017, 06:37:57 AM. A Harris County judge on Friday set bail at $80,000 for a 22-year-old Baytown woman accused of filing false charges of domestic violence against her boyfriend. Prosecutors asked that bail be set at $200,000 for Lisa Marie Garcia who was arrested Thursday on charges of retaliation and online impersonation.

A Harris County judge on Friday set bail at $80,000 for a 22-year-old Baytown woman accused of filing false charges of domestic violence against her boyfriend.

Prosecutors asked that bail be set at $200,000 for Lisa Marie Garcia who was arrested Thursday on charges of retaliation and online impersonation.

"The defendant is a technologically savvy individual who in all likelihood would continue to cause harm to the (victim) while on bond," prosecutors said in a motion for high bond.

Garcia is accused of filing false charges and using fake social media accounts to create false threats  that appeared to be from her boyfriend. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.

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When Garcia was arraigned, a magistrate judge set bail at $10,000, which is $2,500 per charge.

On Friday, state District Judge Kristin Guiney raised that to $20,000 for each charge.

Garcia was allegedly able to use fake texts and false statements to police to get 23-year-old Brandon Berrott jailed at least three times on eight different charges since September.

The two have a child together and Berrott's attorney said Garcia wanted the young father to relinquish his parental rights.

He was first arrested for making terroristic threats in September. When the fake threats continued, he was sent back to jail and court for violating the terms of his bail, which included not contacting Garcia.

Garcia allegedly even contacted the mayor of Baytown with fake allegations that Berrott's family was bribing state District Judge Brad Hart, a claim that investigators disproved.

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