2012-02-15 / News

Local burglar sentenced to 10 years in prison

Ramiro Fonseca Ramiro Fonseca The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ramiro Fonseca, 46, of Raymondville, was found guilty of burglary of a habitation. The defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison. On October 13, 2011, the victim received a call from a concerned neighbor. The neighbor told the victim that the defendant was removing tools from his home. The victim immediately contacted law enforcement. The neighbor attempted to stop the defendant, but the defendant ran from the home. The Willacy County Sheriff√≠s Department, with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, arrested the defendant exiting a sugar cane field near the location of the burglary. In addition to receiving 10 years in prison, the defendant was ordered to pay restitution to the victim while on parole. The punishment range for burglary of a habitation is from probation to 20 years in prison. The District Attorney√≠s Office will aggressively prosecute theft crimes and would like to thank the Willacy County Investigator Danny Solis, Deputy J.R. Villarreal, and Trooper Garcia for their participation in this case. Moreover, The DA’s office would like to thank all good neighbors who keep a vigilant eye on the community. A good neighbor is the most effective crime prevention tool in Willacy County. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard Ammerman and First Assistant District Attorney Scott Greenbaum.

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