SANTA FE — A Santa Fe Magistrate Court judge ruled Wednesday that a man accused of rape in both Santa Fe and Washington state will be held in jail until his case here is resolved, despite a higher court’s order to release him on house arrest.
Redwolf Pope, 43, is facing counts of kidnapping with intent to commit a sexual offense, criminal sexual penetration and voyeurism for allegedly drugging and raping a woman in a Santa Fe hotel room and for filming visitors with hidden cameras in his Santa Fe apartment.
Pope has been held in the Santa Fe County jail since charges were filed against him in September 2018. The rape and voyeurism case is being tried in state District Court.
But last month, District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer ordered that he be released on house arrest as a sanction against the District Attorney’s Office for not providing an adequate copy of a search warrant affidavit to a defense lawyer. The DA’s office had provided photos of the affidavit instead of a paper copy.
But Pope was also being held in on an extradition warrant, in the lower-level Santa Fe County Magistrate Court, for the rape charges he faces in Washington state.
At a hearing Wednesday morning before Magistrate Judge David Segura, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Padgett Macias cited laws that say a defendant must be held in custody pending extradition. Segura agreed and said he does not have the jurisdiction to release Pope.
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