Name: Manuel Martinez-Chavez
Date of Arrest: 01/20/2022
Location: Mecklenburg County
Charge(s): Three Counts of Sex Offense with a Child, Indecent Liberties with a Child, First-Degree Sexual Assault and Felony Disseminating Obscene Material to a Minor
At 7:56 p.m. on January 20, Martinez-Chavez was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail. The next day, his bail was set at only $21,000. That evening, he came up with $2,100 (10 percent of his bond) to pay a bail-bonding service, and was released from custody at 10:44 p.m. on January 21, back onto the streets of Charlotte.
*Since taking office, Sheriff Garry McFadden has made it official policy, not to cooperate with U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by not allowing MCSO deputies to inquire into any suspect's immigration status, nor will the sheriff honor ICE detainers.
So, accused rapists, child molesters, car thieves, drunk drivers, etc., in this country illegally are being released back onto the streets of Mecklenburg County, if they make bail. Sheriff McFadden refuses to release any information on the number of illegal aliens who actually show up for their court dates after being released, but the number is said to be less than 10 percent, according to court insiders.
Of course, the more serious the nature of the charge, the less likely prosecutors are to ever see the suspect again, at least until he or she commits another crime.
McFadden has even released at least one illegal alien homicide suspect.