Updated 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6
The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Ramon Santuario-Mendoza for a third time, following his release on bonds earlier today.
A Navarro County judge issued a warrant for his arrest Tuesday evening, Aug. 6.
According to court documents, his bond was deemed “insufficient” and a warrant was issued for his arrest, with a $3 million bond levied against him.
Judge James Lagomarsino approved the defense's motion Monday to set bonds on the three most recent charges against him, totaling $276,000.
Mendoza was first arrested in April on six charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
In June, a Navarro County Grand Jury returned an indictment for continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, and seven for indecency with a child by sexual contact against Mendoza.
He posted bonds totaling $450,000 toward his release, but was rearrested five days later by the Navarro County Sheriff's Office, Corsicana ISD Police, and the United States Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, and charged with six more counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
“There are seven cases pending against Ramon Santuario-Mendoza. Four of the cases previously had bonds set at $100,000 each. He previously posted bond on those cases,” District Attorney Will Dixon stated in a Facebook post addressing the release.
Although the grand jury recommended no bond be set on the three most recent charges against him, Judge Lagomarsino granted the defense's motion, setting two bonds of $100,000 and one for $76,000, totaling $276,000.
The state objected to the request.
“The defendant’s attorney filed a motion for bond to be set on the three cases without bond. There was a hearing and the state objected to a bond being set, and requested a very high bond be set if the court decided to set a bond. The state also requested that if the court gave a bond, that the defendant surrender his passport and wear an ankle monitor,” Dixon stated.