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Ignacio Torres was arrested on Sept. 7, 2011, and charged with possession of cocaine with intent
to distribute after he delivered approximately a kilogram of cocaine to a cooperating witness near
the intersection of Hermitage and Armitage avenues in Chicago. He was released on bond in
February 2012 and remained on bond after he pleaded guilty on June 27 of this year. He was
scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 11 and faces a statutory maximum of 40 years in prison. On Monday, November 11, prosecutors filed an emergency motion to revoke Torres' bond after learning that on Sunday night, he allegedly threatened the witness who cooperated against him in the drug case. Torres, along with numerous associates, allegedly confronted the individual, with Torres yelling and calling the individual a "snitch." The individual fled unharmed and contacted authorities, who have taken steps to ensure the individual's safety. Torres appeared in Federal Court Tuesday afternoon with his attorney and others for the emergency bond revocation hearing. Torres' bond was revoked and he was ordered to report to the Marshals Service on a different floor of the courthouse. Torres failed to report as ordered and instead, left the courthouse. According to the bond forfeiture motion, agents have spoken to numerous family members and all claim that they do not have knowledge of Torres' whereabouts. Torres, 32, who was required by his bond conditions to be residing in the 2400 block of North Harding Avenue, is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5' 8" and 173 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair, and a medium complexion. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Drug Enforcement Administration at 1-312-353-7875 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-800-336-0102, or any local law enforcement agency.