Sanchez jailed on warrant

An Arkansas City man was taken into custody Tuesday on a warrant after an encounter with tribal police in Oklahoma.

Alexander Sanchez, 23, of Arkansas City, was walking on U.S. 77 Highway and picked up by a Cowley County deputy, according to Undersheriff Christina McDonald.

The Otoe-Missouria tribal police called to report they were in contact with Sanchez and inquired if the sheriff's office could take custody of him on a warrant.

The tribal police advised the sheriff’s office they could not extradite him since he was under their jurisdiction.

Several hours later, a sheriff’s deputy in Kansas saw him walking and picked him up near the state line on a recent warrant issued for failure to appear in district court and transported him to the Cowley County Jail.

Sanchez is being held in lieu of $10,000.

Online court records show he failed to appear at a July 26 hearing in Cowley County on cases involving disorderly conduct, and theft of property or services valued at less than $1,500.

His previous record includes several Cowley County court cases, including a guilty plea in 2017 on criminal damage to property which led to a probation revocation, according to online records. 

Sanchez was also arrested in 2017 for attempted arson after dousing a county residence with deisel fuel and threatened to light it on fire.

A person’s guilt or innocence is determined by a court of law.

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