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Judge: I find you a danger to the community

Created: 08/23/2014 5:47 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The man accused of murder that fled from authorities earlier this week, forcing three schools to go on lockdown has been in court for the past two days.

Alex Gallegos faces several different charges. As he sits in jail, he still has the bullets from his chase in his leg.

Gallegos had back to back court dates. Saturday he was being arraigned on the charges related to his chase with police.

Several times in court Saturday morning, he tried to state his case to the judge.

"It doesn't state there that they opened fire on me, that's why I was wounded and that's why I'm in a wheelchair.  I fled for my life," Gallegos told the judge.

Last Wednesday Chopper Four flew over the home where Gallegos was ultimately captured. He says he was ambushed.

Judge Ramczyk told him to speak to his attorney.

"Mr. Gallegos, the allegations of this complaint are extremely serious. Your history is extremely serious. I find you a danger to the community. I'm going to set your bond at $100,000 cash or surety," said Judge Ramczyk

Friday in court Gallegos was arraigned on a murder charge. That was a new charge added to a case he was arrested for almost two months ago.

Gallegos' attorney told the judge Friday that Gallegos had been following his conditions of release and was regularly checking in.

He says law enforcement shouldn't have ambushed him at his home when they could have called his attorney or his bail bonds man to have him peacefully turn himself in.

Judge Jason Greenlee wouldn't comment on that.

"I'm not going to speculate about why they handled it the way they did," said Judge Greenlee.

Gallegos did go to the hospital before he was sent to jail, but he says he still has the bullets in his leg.

Deputies say Gallegos killed a man whose body was found under an overpass on I-40. He is being held on a half million dollar bond for the murder charge.


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