California Man’s Bail Reduced with Proof of GPS Monitoring
Originally Robert Fuentes Jr. had bail set at $75k when he allegedly tampered with the victim in a kidnapping and assault case out of Cascade County, Montana. Fuentes is believed to have threatened a woman who was held against her will in a hotel and violently beaten. Authorities suggest that Fuentes called the victim and threatened that the suspect and his family would pursue felony charges if she went forward with the case. Fuentes, through his attorney, enrolled in a GPS monitoring program.
The California program will monitor his whereabouts from his Lake View Terrace home. With proof of the legitimate monitoring company in hand, a Montana judge agreed to reduce Fuentes’ bail to $5k. As a condition of his release, Fuentes must remain under GPS monitoring until his case is complete. He is prohibited from returning to Montana, except to attend court hearings and must surrender his passport. He is also prohibited from contacting the suspect or victim in the kidnapping case.