Oct 8, 2013 5:20 PM by Andrew Ellison - email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - A man who used to serve as a police officer in Orange Grove is going to spend some time in jail.
Daniel Jaramillo had admitted to stealing nearly $4,000 of dollars worth of equipment from Gulf Tractor Company by writing bad checks.
Today, Judge Missy Medary added jail time to his sentence. He'll serve 100 days in jail instead of 80, which is what his deal called for. He'll serve five months probation after that.
Judge Medary was upset over several delays in Jaramillo's case.
Back in July, Jaramillo showed up for court, but was $1,300 short of what he was supposed to pay for restitution.
He was supposed to have the money by yesterday morning, but was late to court.
So today, Judge Medary added that time to his sentence.
Jaramillo did try to plead his case, asking Judge Medary not to put him in jail.
"Being in the county jail, I'm going to lose both my jobs. I'm going to not be able to support my family," Jaramillo says.
Judge Medary said that because he was a police officer, he should be held to a higher standard.
Jaramillo has to surrender to the county jail no later than Friday.