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Lufkin man arrested in break-in, attempted arson at washateria back in jail

Luis Ramirez (Source: Angelina County Jail) Luis Ramirez (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Francisco Cordero (Source: Angelina County Jail) Francisco Cordero (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Adan Cordero (Source: Lufkin Police Department/Angelina County Jail) Adan Cordero (Source: Lufkin Police Department/Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

One of the four people who broke into Lufkin's R&R Washateria and tried to set on fire in early 2013 is back in jail as a result of probation violations.

Luis Alberto Ramirez, 19, of, Lufkin, was booked into the Angelina County Jail Tuesday on a second-degree felony motion to revoke probation charge for arson and a state-jail felony charge of burglary of a building.

Dustin Fore, a supervisor with Angelina County's Adult Probation Department, said that Ramirez' probation officer filed a violation report with the District Attorney's Office because Ramirez was arrested for assault-family violence on Oct. 26, 2014.

“On some misdemeanors we handle the violations through additional terms instead of a violation report, but if it is a violent offense or threat to public safety, such as Assault or DWI, we typically file the violation report,” Fore said.

Ramirez will now be facing a hearing with the court to determine whether or not his probation will be revoked, or he will continue on probation with additional terms.

Ramirez pleaded guilty in October 2013, and he was sentenced to seven years of probation on May 29, 2014.

Francisco Cordero, 21, one of Ramirez' co-conspirators in the attempted arson, was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication in December 2013. As part of the sentencing, Cordero will be required to spend an unspecified amount of time at an Intermediate Sanctioned Facility (ISF). An ISF is a fully-secure facility where offenders undergo job skills and life training.

Deferred adjudication is basically probation. If Cordero stays out of trouble for the entire 10-year period, the arson charge will not show up on his criminal record.

In late September of 2013, Adan Cordero, another of the young men who was involved in the break-in and attempted burglary, received five years of shock probation for his part in the crime. Adan Codero originally accepted a plea bargain deal of 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of arson and escape.

However, at the time, Judge Gerald Goodwin told Cordero that he would consider placing Cordero in shock probation once he completed boot camp in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system.

Cordero was a juvenile when the crime was committed. However, he turned 17 while he was in a Lufkin juvenile detention center. The East Texas News learned his identity after he tried to escape in January of 2013 by assaulting a detention officer and threatening him with a pencil.

The fourth suspect in the crime has not been identified because he was a juvenile when the crime occurred.

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