Andre McDonald, the San Antonio Air Force officer charged with tampering in his wife’s disappearance last month, was released from the Bexar County Jail.
McDonald, 40, was initially booked into the jail March 3 on a third-degree felony charge of tampering with evidence. A judge set his bail at $2 million, but it was later lowered to $300,000.
McDonald’s wife, Andreen McDonald, was last seen alive Feb. 28. She was reported missing the following day, and law enforcement authorities now believe she is dead. According to the sheriff’s office, the couple was last seen arguing in their home in the 1000 block of Solitude Cove.
As part of his restrictions upon release, a judge prohibited McDonald from visiting his home on Solitude Cove or contacting his 6-year-old daughter, whom he had raised with his wife. He will also wear a GPS monitoring device and remain under house arrest.
According to court records, investigators discovered blood and hair in McDonald’s bathroom after Andreen McDonald’s disappearance. They also found a fresh burn pit in the back yard, as well as a shovel, heavy duty trash bags, an ax and gasoline canisters.
He was arrested on the tampering charge after the investigators discovered two receipts for the items that McDonald had tried to destroy.
Following his wife’s disappearance, large search parties scoured areas around the McDonald home and Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, where McDonald was said to have traveled sometime after his wife went missing. The searches resulted in no new evidence.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information on Andreen McDonald’s disappearance.
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