MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A criminal that's been arrested 29 times was let out on bond after an arraignment hearing Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
FOX10 has been tracking the arrest history of Ted Snow who's a repeat offender that keeps bonding out of jail.
We've spoken with law enforcement and the district attorney's office about the revolving door at Mobile Metro Jail and both agencies said they're frustrated.
"We deal with these types of cases on a daily basis. We're doing the best we can to put these criminals in jail, but they're getting out," said Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Last time Snow was arrested, Rich told FOX10 her office was going to push for tougher punishment.
So did prosecutors do so in court Monday?
"I don't know if it was done today at the arraignment, but I know at the bond hearing, the judge was made very well aware of his history," Rich said.
She said Snow has several convictions to go along with the 29 arrests.
"I know that he has five prior felony convictions. The two charges he is facing now are class C felonies. Ultimately, he is still looking at 15 to 99 years or life if he is convicted of these two offenses," Rich said.
She said she is hoping his prior criminal history and the five prior felony convictions will help keep Snow behind bars. However, Rich said that still may not be enough.
She said one of the problems in the Snow case is that he faces property crimes and because there are no violent felony offenses, she believes the department of corrections is letting him out as soon as the law takes him in.
Rich said as a prosecutor, it's frustrating to see criminals committing crimes without paying the time.
"We're trying to make sure his felony record and the number of arrests follow him and that everyone understands the magnitude of how this is absolutely a seasoned criminal who does not need to come back into our community," Rich said.
Snow is expected back in court April 24 for a preliminary hearing.
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