WINTERS, TX — Tom Green County nabbed the man accused of the murder on Bailey St. again, thanks to help from the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office and the Winters Police Department.
According to the Runnels County Sheriff, Gabriel James Ortiz, Sr. was arrested on a Tom Green County warrant in Winters Friday.
Ortiz was charged with murder with the murder of 28-year-old San Angelo resident Ernesto Hernandez. The victim was found dead in the backyard of a residence in the 2000 block of Bailey St. in San Angelo on the afternoon of March 19.
On Thursday, March 21, Ortiz posted a $250,000 bond and was released from the Tom Green County Jail.
The new charges and warrant were issued by Tom Green County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Judge J.P. McGuire.
“The warrant indicated a charge of obstruction or retaliation, a 3rd degree felony bond was set at $250,000.00,” Runnels County Sheriff Carl L. Squyres stated.
The Sheriff said Ortiz was located at a residence in the 300 block of Wood St. in Winters. RCSO deputies and Winters police officers went to the home and arrested him without incident, the sheriff stated.
The sheriff said as of Saturday morning, March 23, Ortiz is being held in the Runnels County Jail in Ballinger.