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A Frio County man landed behind bars last week after allegedly violating an emergency protective order and taking his infant daughter some 1,150 miles over several state lines.
A report on the case indicates 40-year-old Jose Luis Sanchez’ estranged girlfriend, who resides in Louisville, Kentucky, filed an emergency protective order (EPO) after a verbal altercation between the two on Friday, May 27.
Frio County deputies found Sanchez Wednesday, June 1, outside his home in Bigfoot, holding his daughter.
Deputies reported that Sanchez admitted in an initial interview that he was aware of having violated the court order but that he felt the child was safe with him.
Sanchez and his daughter were transported to the Frio County Jail without further incident. He faces a Class A misdemeanor charge. The child has been released to the custody of a family member.
An EPO is an enforceable court order that can be issued against a documented abuser following an arrest on a family violence offense. The orders are sought in cases in which an apparent victim believes he or she faces immediate danger to themselves or their children at the hands of the suspect.