Santa Fe County jail records show Mary Jo Chavez, a woman featured in Tuesday’s New Mexican as a repeat offender with two pending DWI cases, was booked back into the jail at 7:10 p.m. Thursday on an unspecified probation violation.
It is the 21st time Chavez has been booked into the jail.
Chavez, 48, was arrested in both August and last Wednesday on DWI charges. After last week’s arrest, Santa Fe County Magistrate Judge George Anaya ordered Chavez could be released on an appearance bond of $10,000. An appearance bond means Chavez was allowed to get out of jail without paying a dime (she could owe the $10,000 bond amount if she fails to appear at any future court hearing).
The New Mexican verified Chavez has at least three prior DWI convictions as well as convictions on her record for felony forgery, breaking and entering, and other charges. She pleaded no contest to a shoplifting charge as recently as March in Municipal Court.
It is unclear what the probation violation is Chavez was arrested for on Tuesday, but court records show she was supposed to be on probation through March 2012 after a prison sentence dating back to 2005 in which she served time in a state facility in Grants.
Here is a link to the article published in Tuesday’s New Mexican: