San Angelo man charged for murder arrested again following his release

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43-year-old Gabriel James Ortiz Sr. was arrested Friday night in Runnels County, following his release from jail after being charged for the murder of 28-year-old Ernesto Hernandez earlier this week.

According to the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office, Ortiz was arrested on a Tom Green County warrant in Winters on Friday. The warrant was on a charge of obstruction or retaliation, a third degree felony. The bond for this charge was set at $250,000.

Ortiz was found at a residence in the 300 block of Wood Street in Winters and was arrested without incident. As of Saturday morning, Ortiz remains in the Runnels County Jail. Ortiz had bonded out of the Tom Green County Jail less than 48 hours after he was charged with the murder of Ernesto Hernandez.

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