TX wants to extradite Manhattan man jailed in similar domestic violence case

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – We now know that a man being held without bond on an extradition warrant from Harris, County Texas has a history of domestic violence. The bond issued for twenty-six-year-old Anthony Hernandez from a Houston judge is $800,000.

The Harris County DA’s spokesman confirms that Hernandez is accused of grabbing his then-girlfriend Christina Coronado by the throat and choking her as she tried to get out of the car they were in, in a restaurant parking lot in early 2013. Hernandez was given 5 years of probation and a $300 fine later that summer with it set to end in July of 2018. Total, Hernandez owes Harris County $487. According to records, he’s only paid $20.00. You can read the Harris County court records for this case HERE.

A deferred adjudication of guilt was entered in the domestic assault case. In Texas that means, “the judge may, after receiving a plea of guilt or plea of nolo contendre (where a defendant neither admits nor denies guilt), hearing the evidence, and finding that the evidence substantiates the defendant’s guilt, defer further proceedings without entering an adjudication of guilt. The judge then places the defendant on community supervision, which is similar to probation.” (Department of State Health Services) Hernandez has also been arrested on other charges including terroristic threat, verbal harassment, drug possession, theft, and first-time DWI.

Hernandez has been in the Riley County Jail in Manhattan since last October on assault charges. He was arrested Tuesday morning on an extradition warrant from the Harris Co, TX district attorney’s office. Harris originally had a $15,000 bond on the Riley County charges, however no bond was given in this latest arrest for the Texas warrant.

Back in October, RCPD officers arrested Hernandez late one night for allegedly brandishing a knife during a physical fight with a family member. He was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, and aggravated endangering of a child. He was also accused of criminal damage to property. The incident happened in the 300 block of Griffith Drive in Manhattan.

RCPD’s report for October 15, 2015 details that the arrest stemmed from an incident involving a physical altercation with a family member while a child was present. Hernandez fled the scene before police arrived, however they were able to find him a short time later. Bond was listed at $15,000 at that time. Ofc. Droge says Hernandez has been in the Riley County Jail since that time.

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