Driving to jail nets additional charges for inmate

Monday, September 20, 2010

An arrest warrant with a $5,000 cash or surety bond has been issued for 31-year-old Mario Humberto Colindres-Escarte, of Marshall.

According to the probable cause statement, a deputy sheriff observed Escarte allegedly drive a red car into the Saline County Justice Facility parking lot prior to entering the building serving a 10-day sentence for driving while revoked. Escarte has work-release privileges.

According to the court filing, Escarte has four prior convictions for driving while suspended.

If convicted, Escarte faces up to four years incarceration with the Department of Corrections or up to one year in the county jail and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

Contact Pat Nolan at

pnolan@marshallnews.com