UPDATE: Man Convicted of Removing Ankle Bracelet Gets Jail Time

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A sex offender convicted of cutting off his ankle bracelet will spend one year in jail after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

According to the criminal complaint, Antonio Chavez, 25, had completed his sentence for three convictions of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child and was released from prison in Racine on August 21, 2013.

The Department of Corrections says on October 14 Chavez's GPS unit registered as “strap tamper”, indicating it had possibly been removed.

According to court documents, Chavez had left a note saying, “I'm in a bad position. Had to leave the state to deal with a L or D situation. Baby Blue.”

A warrant had been issued for Chavez's arrest.

Chavez is charged with Tampering with a GPS Tracking Device.

He is free on a $10,000 cash bond.

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