Sanchez will not be extradited until local cases resolved

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Guam – It looks like the man accused of multiple burglaries and additional offenses in the states may not be getting a one way ticket to Texas, at least not for now.

Last week, an extradition request was made to transport Ronnie Sanchez to the jurisdiction of Corpus Christi Texas, were he is facing charges of credit card fraud. However, in District court on Friday, a motion to withdraw the petition for removal was granted by Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan. The motion to withdraw was prompted by a grand jury indictment in the local court where Sanchez has been arraigned on two felony cases.

The charges stem from an investigation into burglaries that occurred over the course of 2017. In that case court documents state that Sanchez allegedly took police officers to nine homes he is suspected of burglarizing.

In the local cases Sanchez has asserted his right to a speedy trial. In addition to this Superior Court Judge Elyze Iriarte ordered that Sanchez be held at the Department of Corrections until his case is resolved.

In light of this, the Assistant US Attorney from the southern district of Texas has agreed to withdraw the extradition request to all local authorities to prosecute Sanchez before returning him to their jurisdiction.

Sanchez has been returned to the custody of local authorities.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.