Man accused of killing Gadsden teen arrested after fleeing


The man who allegedly killed a Gadsden High School teenager earlier this month and then fled after posting bond had been captured.

Oscar Anchondo, 21, was arrested just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday by the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, a spokeswoman with the District Attorney’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said Anchondo was found in the 100 block of Swannack in Vado. He was transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. 

Anchondo had his bond revoked on Friday after he disappeared from his mother’s house where he was supposed to remain when not under supervision, according to court documents. 

He is facing vehicular homicide charges in connection with the death of Beto Romero, 16, on April 2. His bond was set at $5,000, which the District Attorney’s office was not pleased with, by Judge Douglas Driggers. Prosecutors originally asked for no bond and when that was denied they asked for a more expensive bond.

Prior to the crash that killed Romero, Anchondo allegedly told deputies that he stayed up doing meth the night before and fell asleep at the wheel, according to a complaint affidavit. 

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