Bond Denied for Father, Son Accused of Shooting Agent
July 11th 2012 · 11 Comments
U.S. Magistrate Peter Ormsby ruled the assault case was sufficiently serious to keep Pedro Alvarado and his 18-year-old son Arnold behind bars while the case is heard in court.
The pair testified they didn’t know the victim was a federal agent when they chased him.
Also in custody as a suspect is the Pedro Alvarado’s 16-year-old son, who’s charged as a juvenile in a state district court with attempted capital murder.
A federal agent took the stand during today’s hearing to tell a judge what happened the day his partner, Kelton Harrison, was shot.
Court proceedings revealed that the agents were taking part of a two-year-long investigation when they were allegedly chased and shot at by Alvarado and his two sons. Today’s testimony revealed Harrison was not armed during the surveillance operation. He was not wearing a uniform and was not in a marked vehicle.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.krgv.com.
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