Jorge Casares Sentenced to Six Years for Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle

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EAGLE PASS, Texas – On July 3, 2024, Jorge Alberto Casares, also known as Jorge Casares, was sentenced to six years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and fined $7,000 after pleading guilty to evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle. This third-degree felony case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Hugo Zapata and ADA Ruben Ramos, with the arrest and testimony provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Case Details

Jorge Casares faced charges for evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, a serious offense classified as a third-degree felony. The trial was held in the 365th District Court in Maverick County, presided over by the presiding judge. On the scheduled trial date of July 3, 2024, Casares entered a plea of guilty.

Verdict and Sentencing

Following Casares’ guilty plea, the court delivered a verdict of guilty. The sentence handed down to Casares included six years of incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a $7,000 fine. This sentence reflects the gravity of the offense and serves as a stern warning against similar criminal behavior.

Prosecutors and Law Enforcement

The case was prosecuted by ADA Hugo Zapata and ADA Ruben Ramos, representing the 293rd District Attorney’s Office. The arrest and key testimony were provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), whose diligent work was instrumental in securing the conviction.

Legal and Community Impact

Evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle is a significant offense that poses serious risks to public safety and law enforcement officers. The successful prosecution and sentencing of Jorge Casares highlight the commitment of the Maverick County legal system to uphold the law and ensure justice is served.

District Attorney Roberto Serna praised the efforts of his team, stating, “Another great job done by my Assistant District Attorneys. First Assistant District Attorney Hugo Zapata and Assistant District Attorney Ruben Ramos, congratulations on an excellent job representing the State of Texas. The Office of the District Attorney is working hard for you.”

The sentencing of Jorge Casares for evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle demonstrates the legal system’s firm stance against such dangerous behavior. With a six-year prison sentence and a substantial fine, the court has sent a clear message about the serious consequences of evading law enforcement.

As the Maverick County community reflects on this case, it serves as a reminder of the critical role of law enforcement and the justice system in maintaining public safety and order.

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