Prosecution for a Crime Committed In Another County In Texas
In Rodriguez v. State, 918 S.W.2d 34, 36 (Tex. App.--Corpus Christi 1996, pet. denied) this Court held that crimes committed in one county of the 105th Judicial District may be prosecuted in another county within that district so long as the defendant consents to the case being tried in that county.
Appellant signed a waiver of rights that included a consent to venue other than that in which the offense occurred as provided by section 13.22 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. See TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. ANN. art. 13.22 (Vernon Supp. 1996).
Because appellant signed the Consent to Venue provision of the Defendant's Waiver of Rights, venue was proper under article 13.22. See id.
An indictment is sufficient to invest the 105th District with jurisdiction over the cause where the indictment meets the requirements of article 5, section 12 of the Texas Constitution. See Rodriguez, 918 S.W.2d at 36. Article 5, section 12(b) provides "an indictment is a written instrument presented to a court by a grand jury charging a person with the commission of an offense ... . the presentment of an indictment or information to a court invests the court with jurisdiction of the cause." TEX. CONST. art. V, 12(b).