Sabino Avalos Saenz

Sabino Avalos Saenz

A 23-year-old Gainesville man accused of robbing his ex-girlfriend is free on bail.

Sabino Avalos Saenz was booked into the Cooke County Jail on Sunday, Feb. 4 and faces one count of robbery, a second-degree felony.

His bond was set at $30,000 and he was released Thursday, Feb. 7, according to jail records.

The robbery charge stems from an altercation with his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend around 1 a.m. Jan. 23 in the area of Farm-to-Market Road 371 and U.S. 82, said Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Saenz allegedly took his ex’s purse by force, Gilbert said.

Law enforcement said no weapon was used; the man just had a “strong arm.”

The woman reportedly had bruising from the alleged robbery.

On Sunday, a warrant was issued for Saenz’s arrest by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Olivia Neu, according to Patricia Taylor, warrants and records supervisor with the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office.

He was arrested at a home in the 1400 block of Hemming Street in Gainesville the same day the warrant was issued, officials said.

If convicted of the second-degree felony, Saenz could face two to 20 years in prison and be fined up to $10,000.

Gilbert said the investigation into the reported robbery continues.