Thursday, October 28, 2010

Offenders Freed On $0 Bond Fee PR Number 3,484 Jan. 1, 2009 - Oct. 21, 2010

$857,650 in liens left behind by absconders owed to McLennan County

PRBondActivityReport Waco – Local judges freed several thousand offenders on Personal Recognizance bonds in exchange for a promise to show up for a court date.

8731519_SS The property of those who fail to show up see their property encumbered by the promise of a lien of anywhere from $1,000 for those accused of misdemeanor offenses to as much as $100,000 for a man charged with multiple aggravated sexual assaults of a female child less than 14 years of age.

In a personal recognizance bond report that details suchimages activity during the period of January 1, 2009 through October 21, 2010 obtained under the Texas Public Information Act from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, The Legendary learned that a total of 3,484 offenders have been released under these conditions by the Jail Magistrate Raymond Britton, Justices of the Peace and the county's two criminal District Judges.

A total of 1,555 have failed to make their court appearances, triggering the punitive action of placing liens against their chattels and properties.

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