Flores makes some restitution
A name not heard in quite some time was brought back into the conversation for many in the past week.
In 2015, Alex Flores was charged in Randolph County with four counts of theft and one count of deceptive practices for passing bad checks after he left several entities holding the bag for debts owed for numerous events at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, including a canceled Charlie Daniels Band performance and the Fourth of July rodeo in 2014.
Flores allegedly scammed businesses in Randolph County, and the cities of Sparta and Belleville, out of hundreds of thousands of dollars during his time as a concert promoter in the area.
When the charges were first filed, and Flores initially turned himself in. However, he failed to show up for court dates, fled the area and became a fugitive.
The channels of communication reopened after he hired Marion attorney Joe Cervantez, who was recently elected as state’s attorney in Jackson County. Through Cervantez, Flores negotiated a deal with Randolph County to pay back a portion of the money in order to quash his arrest warrant, according to Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker.
Walker said Flores wanted the warrant voided in order to return to the local area.
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