Starr County Texas Sheriff Reymundo Guerra resigns – Bond denied!

Starr County Sheriff Reymundo Guerra, indictment for  conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuanaStarr County commissioners this morning, accepted the resignation submitted by Starr County Texas Sheriff Reymundo Guerra over the weekend

County Judge Eloy Vera said said the sheriff’s office would for now be under the command of Chief Deputy Rene Fuentes, who is next in the chain of command.

Since Guerra was running unopposed in the Nov. 4 election, he effectively starts a new term as sheriff in January, Vera said. It is not yet known whether he plans to withdraw his candidacy.

“At that time the topic will come up again,” Vera said.

U.S. Magistrate Dorina Ramos had expressed concerns during a detention hearing last week that Guerra might return to his post as sheriff while free on bond.

Reymundo Guerra’s resignation as Starr County sheriff didn’t convince Judge Ramos to set bail for the former lawman,

Defense attorney Philip Hilder said Guerra would appeal today’s denial of bond. Unless overturned by a district court, Ramos’ decision means Guerra will remain behind bars pending trial in early December.

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