Wanted man surrenders to police
July 05, 2019 01:24 PM
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - A wanted man has surrendered to police.
Officials with the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney's Office say 34-year-old Ricardo Soto surrendered to Ruidoso Downs police Friday.
An arrest warrant was issued for Soto after officials found out he had moved out of his court-approved third party custodian's residence.
Soto was indicted by a grand jury in June 2018 for Intentional Child Abuse Resulting in Death (child under age 13). Officials say he fled to Mexico while his son was being treated in an El Paso hospital and was arrested while trying to cross back into the United States.
The DA's office filed a motion for pretrial detention but Soto was released by Judge Daniel A. Bryant. The DA's office appealed the decision to the State Supreme Court but the court affirmed Soto's release.
Soto has also been indicted for perjury. It's unclear when his next court appearance will be.
Updated: July 05, 2019 01:24 PM
Created: July 05, 2019 10:30 AM
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