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Socorro Police Sgt bonds out of jail from theft charges

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 10:31pm

A Socorro Police Sergent indicted on theft charges has bonded out of jail.

El Paso County Jail records show Refugio Orta was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Orta bonded out of jail around 4 a.m. Saturday.

Orta, along with Socorro City Representative Jesse Gandara, were indicted Thursday on theft of property and misapplication of fiduciary property. The charges are state felonies.

Court records show the the offenses happened in June of 2011.

According to county jail records, Gandara has not been arrested.


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