- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A man applying to become an El Paso police officer has been arrested on a 1998 aggravated assault warrant in a case where the victim died.

El Paso police arrested 36-year-old Antonio Sanchez Jr. after an officer recognized him from the old case.

Sanchez was indicted in September 1998 on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated assault. Police say 19-year-old Jesus Sierra earlier that year was beaten, allegedly by several people, and later died.

Investigators say Sanchez was doing a physical agility test, to enter the police academy, when he allegedly avoided an officer who appeared to recognize him. A records check turned up the old case.

Sanchez was arrested Sept. 18 and freed on $25,000 bond. Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for him.



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