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Man out on 5 Felony Personal Bonds, kills another man!

Austin, Travis County,¬†Texas   On Saturday morning, January 11th, 2020, Marvin Elam killed Isaac Dixon. The dispute was supposedly over a stolen piggy bank that belonged to Marvin’s daughter. You can read a few of the news articles by clicking here and here. Well, after reading the story and doing a simple search on the…
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Homeless Man On Personal Bond, kills 1 and injures 2 people Downtown Austin.

Austin, Travis County, TX   Dylan Woodburn has been identified as the suspect for the stabbing that took place in Downtown Austin on January 3rd, 2020. According to reports, Dylan randomly attacked someone at a coffee shop for no reason, people then tried to restrain him, but he was able to escape and flee into…
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Kill someone while Driving Drunk? Free to Go!

Austin, Travis County, Texas   On November 25th, 2019, Amanda Overton was arrested and charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter after wrecking into a motorcycle in South Austin. After having her bond set at $100,000.00 she was quickly released on a Personal Bond. A personal bond is a bond through the county where the defendant doesn’t have…
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Parolee Released on Personal Bonds, After Being Arrested for New Felony Charges

Austin, Travis County, Texas   Patricia Crystal Garcia was arrested on 7/11/2019 for possession of 116 grams of Methamphetamine, Black Tar Heroin, variety of pills, and some Marijuana. She was transported to the Travis County Jail and released on Personal Bond 5 days later. Patricia has a record with Travis and Williamson Counties, and was…
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Victim in a Coma, Suspect Released on Personal Bond.

Marquise was arrested and charged with a 2nd degree felony for assaulting someone and putting them in a coma. Marquise had to post no bail and was released on personal bond. A personal bond is pretty much a pinky promise to appear at your court dates. Authorities do not know if the victim will survive.…
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Man out on PR bonds robs local store.

Austin, Travis County, TX   On September the 5th, Jonathan Quinn was arrested for Aggravated Robbery after allegedly holding up an Autozone and the people there. You can read the new story by clicking here. What the news fails to mention is that Jonathan was on the run with active warrants for DWI and Possession…
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Serial Burglar out on Personal Bonds, Arrested again for Aggravated Robbery and Robbery

Austin, Travis County, Texas   David Cardenas was arrested on 12/30/18 for Possession of Marijuana < 2oz, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 3 < 28g (Misd.), Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Misd.), Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, and Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony). David was released on Personal Recognizance Bonds on 12/31/18. According to the…
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Man out on Personal Bond, No Show at Court for Sentencing on Intoxicated Manslaughter Charge

Austin, Travis County, Texas On August 25th, 2018 Oscar Benitez-Patino was taken to the hospital after a rollover vehicle crash on Highway 71. The passenger in his vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the affidavit:   There were a number of scrape marks and other indications of the path of travel of…
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Man Out on Personal Bond Kills his Girlfriend’s Dad

Austin, Travis County, Texas   Jaime Apodaca was arrested late on Christmas night for Tampering with Evidence (Felony) and Evading Arrest/Detention. According to the affidavit the police were called to an apartment complex due to shots being fired. Upon the police arriving they made contact with a female that said she had fired the shots…
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Bus Driver Accused of Sexual Assault of a 5 year old, Free to Go!

Austin, Travis County, Texas   Cesar Maldonado was arrested for Continous Sexual Abuse of Young Child last August and was quickly released from Travis County Jail on Personal Bond. The Travis County District Attorney objected to his release and Cesar had already admitted to what he had done, but one of the Magistrate Judges thought…
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