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Mariano Simon Castaneda

Hamilton County authorities arrested Mariano Simon Castaneda,  22, last week on a warrant from Dade County for homicide by vehicle first degree, serious injury by vehicle, DUI, and driving without a valid license, improper passing in a no pass zone, and driving on the wrong side of the road.

These charges were in relation to an accident that happened Oct. 11, 2013, on Highway 11 north of Trenton.

The accident claimed the life of former Trenton Post Master Johnny Pack. He was transported by LifeForce to Erlanger but later died from his injuries.

On Wednesday of last week a bond hearing was held before Chief Magistrate Joey McCormick.

After hearing a request by Chris Arnt of the District Attorney’s Office, who spoke against bond saying he felt Castaneda was a significant flight risk. Castaneda is not a U.S. citizen.

Bond was denied by Chief Magistrate McCormick and Castaneda remains in the Dade County Jail.

Several members of the Pack family and friends were in attendance at the hearing.

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