Toeing the line

Probation violations can land offenders in county jail

Julye Keeble

Staff writer

More than a quarter of 20 probationers were found to be in violation of probation terms recently when law enforcement officials conducted a series of surprise home visits.

Uvalde Police Department Chief Daniel Rodriguez said approximately half a dozen violations were discovered, which may result in revocation of probation for the offenders.

Probation is a court-ordered sanction for those found guilty of committing a crime. It allows a person, either after a jail sentence or in lieu of one, to reside in the community as long as they comply with all imposed restrictions. Those on parole are supervised by probation officers.

The Sept. 26 inspection was conducted by five groups consisting of approximately five to six people per team. The teams were composed of members of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, Uvalde Police Department, and the 38th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and Adult Probation Office.

Rodriguez said the 20 individuals selected from are on probation for felony crimes and have been identified as having gang affiliations.


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