Bind over order entered

By Mary O. Esparza -

The preliminary hearing was completed Tuesday afternoon for 34-year-old Polo Carrillo of Blair, who was charged with kidnapping, first degree rape, domestic abuse, and assault and battery in the presence of minor children April 25, according to court records.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched April 22 to Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus to meet with the victim of the sexual assault.

On April 28 , Carrillo made his initial appearance in open court with Special District Judge Brad Leverett, in which a bond was set at $500,000, under the condition that he have no contact with the victim or her daughter.

Carrillo returned to court with attorney Jeff Wolfenberger on May 13 and a preliminary hearing conference was set for 1:15 p.m. July 12.

According to the court minutes from Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney David Thomas appeared for the state and Carrillo appeared with Defense Attorney Jeff Wolfenbarger before Leverett. The court entered a “bind over order” and set Carrillo’s formal arraignment for 9 a.m. Aug. 3 in Jackson County before Judge Clark Huey.

Binding over means to order a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her.

Carrillo had recently been let out of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on parole after being incarcerated on four convictions of failure to register as a sex offender for a 2003 second degree rape conviction in Custer County.

By Mary O. Esparza

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

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