Man Indicted for Impersonating HS Student

By BETSY BLANEY
|  Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010  |  Updated 3:15 PM CDT
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Man Indicted for Impersonating HS Student

Ector County Jail/Odessa American

Photo of Guerdwich Montimere, 22, who posed as a 16-year-old Ector County student named Jerry Joesph. (Photos courtesy of the Odessa American and Ector County Jail)

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A 22-year-old man accused of posing as a high school basketball star in West Texas has been indicted on six felonies including sexual assault and tampering with government records.

Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Tuesday that the indictment also alleges that Guerdwich Montimer committed identity theft.

Montimer, who was indicted Monday, played basketball last year at Odessa Permian High School, whose football team and backers inspired the book "Friday Night Lights."

Mickey Gaines, speaking for Montimer's court-appointed attorney, declined to comment.

Jabari A. Caldwell, who enrolled him at a junior high school two years ago using a fake birth certificate from Haiti and claiming to be Montimer's half brother, faces four felonies.

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