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DALLAS Rocky Coronado has been in and out of jail for years.

He's been arrested for aggravated assault, child endangerment and evading arrest.

On July 21, he was arrested again for allegedly kidnapping his estranged wife and four children at gunpoint in Dallas.

According to court documents, Coronado drove then them to his workplace at a small store in Oak Cliff. Police said his teenage son '...was able to place a call to 911 from the back seat and left the line open.'

Dispatchers were able to 'ping' the cell phone and locate the family.

Coronado, 37, was arrested, but a friend posted his bond of $150,000 so he was back out on the streets.

Judge Larry Mitchell issued a restraining order and prohibited Coronado from having a weapon or being near his family.

But just days later, police said he was involved in a confrontation at the family's home. A police report described what happened:

'The suspect pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and pointed it at his teenage son and said, 'You going to call the police again, you snitch?''

Coronado was arrested again. Prosecutors and Dallas police requested a $500,000 cash bond, meaning Coronado would have to come up that amount in cash.

But Judge Mitchell lowered it to a $100,000 surety bond, meaning he posted only 10 percent and was released.

'I am going to wait for the system to look at all the factors and determine what actually went on,' said Ramon Rincon, Coronado's attorney. 'Did he really pull a gun again, or did the son exaggerate?'

Judge Mitchell would not comment on this story.

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