HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A 28-year-old Hutchinson man failed to get a bond reduction during a court appearance Monday.
Gabriel Sanchez Jr. was arrested Saturday after he attempted to flee law enforcement.
Sanchez was spotted at the Texas T-Bone Steakhouse on East 11th. Officers tried to stop him, but Sanchez fled at a high rate of speed. He finally stopped near 6th and Cleveland. Sanchez entered a home — that was not his own — and hid in the bathroom.
Police got permission to enter the home. Sanchez finally came out of the bathroom and was arrested. The occupants confirmed Sanchez did not live there.
Charges include two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of felony interference, criminal damage, felony theft, felony flee and elude, reckless driving and driving while suspended.
In court, Sanchez was also read the formal charges including cruelty to animals and burglary of a residence from an earlier incident.
He reportedly grabbed a puppy by its neck and threw it in the air. The puppy died from the ordeal. Sanchez is also accused of breaking into a home in the 700 block of East 1st. Both of these crimes occurred on March 30.
His bond was set at $60,000. During the court appearance Monday, he asked for a bond reduction. “Not even a maybe,” Magistrate Judge Daniel Gilligan said in response.
Sanchez will be back in court April 15.