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Weslaco man charged following standoff with police

1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, February 22 2024 Feb 22, 2024 February 22, 2024 9:50 AM February 22, 2024 in News - Local

The suspect involved in a standoff against Weslaco police on Tuesday has been identified as Jose Crecencio Ortiz. He made his first court appearance Thursday morning.

Ortiz barricaded himself inside a home after allegedly driving around the neighborhood and shooting at a house, police said.

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The standoff lasted nearly four hours and ended when the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team made their way into the home after negotiations failed.

Ortiz faces several charges including injury to an elderly or disabled person, deadly conduct discharge firearm, possession of controlled substances and evading arrest.

He was issued a total bond of $95,000.

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