FALL RIVER — A 39-year-old Fall River man charged in connection to a violent armed robbery who was released from jail after a Fall River Superior Court Judge reduced his bail from $50,000 to $0 was again arrested as part of a Worcester Drug Trafficking investigation.

Jose Tirado Sanchez was indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury in February 2016 on charges of Armed/Masked Robbery and Vandalizing property.

On January 10, 2016, officers were dispatched to Jarek's Market in Fall River for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, they located the victim, who had visible scratches to his left cheek and left hand.

Even though the suspect was masked, the victim was able to see the male and recognized him as a frequent customer at the store. The victim pulled up previous video footage of the customer in the store and he was wearing the same pants and sneakers as he was on the date of the robbery.

The next day, Officer Heather Moniz saw a male who she recognized from the surveillance video.. The male also had a bandage on his hand consistent where the victim struck the suspect.

During his arraignment on February 11, 2016 in Fall River Superior Court, Judge Gregory Pasquale ordered the defendant held on $50,000 cash bail due to the seriousness of the crime, the defendant’s past criminal history and the defendant’s weak ties to Fall River.

However, on October 27, 2017, Fall River Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire released the defendant by reducing his bail to personal recognizance, which included a GPS monitoring device.

Earlier this month, Worcester Police executed a search warrant at a home the defendant recently moved into. During the execution of the search warrant, police spotted Tirado-Sanchez run from the apartment via the back door. He was apprehended a short time later in the first floor stairwell and was found to be in possession of heroin. Inside a safe in the apartment, police found three full strips of suboxone and a plastic sandwich baggie containing numerous blue pills.

After being brought into Worcester District Court, the defendant’s bail on the open Fall River case was revoked and he is now being held in custody without bail for up to 90 days.

All information about facts of the cases contained in this press release are allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law.

Bristol County District Attorney's Office

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