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Seguin Man Arrested by New Braunfels Police on Multiple Sexual Assault Cases

Ladarius Joe Mitchell

Ladarius Joe Mitchell of Seguin was apprehended by the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) on August 11, 2023, following reports of sexual assaults and other violent altercations. The first incident occurred at a Walmart store in the 1200 block of I-35 South, where Mitchell allegedly approached a woman and made inappropriate physical contact before fleeing the scene.

Quick and vigilant response from NBPD patrol officers allowed them to search for the suspect in the vicinity of other shopping areas, leading them to the HEB location on South Walnut Avenue. Unfortunately, Mitchell's arrest there came shortly after he had reportedly committed a similar assault on another female shopper.

Upon his initial arrest, Mitchell was charged with Sexual Assault and taken to the Comal County Jail. His bond was initially set at $35,000. However, the story took a darker turn in the days following his apprehension.

As investigations continued, the NBPD's Criminal Investigative Division discovered evidence suggesting that there may be additional victims of assault from similar incidents in the preceding weeks. In a plea for justice and closure, the detectives have urged potential victims to come forward and provide crucial information to help shed light on these incidents.

Adding further complexity to the situation, Mitchell was arrested once again on August 15, 2023. This time, the arrest was made following a heated altercation with family members at an apartment complex. Consequently, Mitchell faces new charges including Violation of a Protective Order, two counts of Assault Causing Bodily Injury of a Family Member, and Endangering a Child.

Given the seriousness of these charges and the escalating nature of the incidents, Comal County District Attorney Jennifer Tharp sought a bond revocation in connection with the initial Sexual Assault charge. As a result, Mitchell's bond was raised to a staggering $500,000.

Currently, Ladarius Joe Mitchell remains in custody as investigations into both cases continue.

Again, anyone believing they are a victim should contact NBPD Detective Miller by calling 830-221-4128.

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