Docket Report from August 1 – August 10, 2017
On August 7, 2017, Steve Preston, Wendy Horner, and Amy Lanier appeared for Sentencing in Failure to Enforce Compulsory School Attendance cases. All three were sentenced and ordered to pay a $25.00 donation to a non-profit organization of their choice.
Ryan Griffin appeared for Arraignment on August 9, 2017. Bond was set at $2,500.00 cash or surety. Mr. Griffin will only be allowed to be in the counties of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Taos, or Colfax. GPS monitor was ordered if Mr. Griffin is able to post bond.
Alicia Howard appeared for a Plea Conference on August 9, 2017. She pled guilty to Count 5: Trafficking Controlled Substances (Possession with Intent to Distribute)(Narcotic of Meth) (1st offense), a fourth degree felony. Ms. Howard was sentenced to a 5 year deferred sentence. She will serve 5 years supervised probation, is required to make a $100.00 donation to Crime Stoppers, will undergo a drug/alcohol assessment, if treatment is recommended, it will be ordered. Ms. Howard will be allowed to transfer her probation to the State of Colorado if they will accept her. After 36 months, if Ms. Howard is substantially compliant, APPO will have the authority to convert the remaining time left on probation to unsupervised probation.
Gabriel Mares appeared for Sentencing on August 9, 2017. He was sentenced to 3 years in the Department of Corrections. Mr. Mares will receive credit for any time served on probation and is eligible for good time. A two year period of parole was also ordered.
Dominic Apodaca appeared for a Probation Violation Hearing on August 9, 2017. He admitted to 10 counts as they are outlined in the Probation Violation Report by APPO. Sentencing is scheduled for a later date.
Belinda Turner appeared for a First Appearance Hearing on August 9, 2017. The parties indicated that an agreement had been made. Ms. Turner’s probation was revoked and reinstated on all previous terms and conditions of probation.
A bench warrant in the amount of $2,500.00 cash or surety was issued for Charlie D. Romero for failure to appear on August 9, 2017.
Randy Sanchez failed to appear on August 9, 2017. A warrant was not issued because there is already an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest.
A bench warrant in the amount of $2,500.00 cash or surety was issued for Marshall Warrick for failure to appear on August 9, 2017.
Ronald Belinky appeared for Arraignment on August 9, 2017. He was released on his own recognizance. Upon his release, Mr. Belinky will have to sign a waiver of extradition. He will have to have a SCRAM unit put in place before he is released from the detention center.
William Crawford appeared for a Motion to Review Conditions of Release Hearing on August 9, 2017. Due to the defense proving that Mr. Crawford could not afford his current bond and the State not opposing the motion, the Court granted the motion. Mr. Crawford was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to report to HRDA for a drug and alcohol assessment, he is to comply with all recommendations of the screener.
George Martinez-Romero appeared for Arraignment on August 9, 2017. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to submit to random UA’s at HRDA. All other standard conditions of release were ordered by the Court.
Michael Sandoval appeared for a Pre-trial Detention Hearing on August 9, 2017. The Court found that the State did not present clear and convincing evidence that no release conditions will reasonably protect the safety of any other person or the community. Mr. Sandoval, however, was found to have violated several conditions of release. The Court entered an Order Denying Pretrial Detention Pursuant to Rule 5-409. The Court also entered an Order Revoking and Setting Amended Conditions of Release Pursuant to Rule 5-403. In this order, Mr. Sandoval’s bond was set at $10,000.00 cash or surety. He will be required to participate in the Adult Drug Court Program and must immediately report to HRDA for evaluation. The bond may be converted to an appearance bond upon the acceptance into a 30 day or longer treatment program. Mr. Sandoval will not be released until the day for admission into treatment. Upon his release from treatment, he is ordered to report to HRDA for weekly UA’s.
Kenneth Romero appeared for a Docket Call on August 10, 2017. The parties indicated to the Court that they had come to an agreement. Mr. Romero pled guilty to Count 1: Distribution/Possess w/Intent to Distribute Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoids (1st Offense), a fourth degree felony, and Count 6: Resisting, Evading or Obstructing an Officer (Service of Process), a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to an 18 month suspended sentence. Mr. Romero was ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, the State held his prior in abeyance, he is to undergo a drug/alcohol assessment, pay a $100.00 donation to Crime Stoppers, and shall seek treatment if he is found to have a drug or alcohol problem.
Alonzo Chavez appeared on a Motion to Revoke Conditions of Release Hearing on August 10, 2017. The Court denied the State’s Motion as there were extenuating circumstances as to why Mr. Chavez violated one of his conditions of release. He was advised that he may not at all be in Cimarron, New Mexico, while out on conditions of release.
Merissa Mares appeared for a Probation Violation Hearing on August 10, 2017. She was found to be in violation of her probation on Counts 2, 3, 4, and 5, in all 3 cases that she appeared on. Ms. Mares was sentenced to 9 years incarceration at New Mexico DOC, 5 years were suspended. She will receive credit for the 1.5 years served on probation, all pre-sentence incarceration and for the time she spent in custody after the most recent bench warrant was served upon her. Upon her release from NMDOC, Ms. Mares will serve 5 years of supervised probation through APPO and is ordered to complete the Adult Drug Court Program or another long-term in-patient treatment.
A bench warrant in the amount of $10,000.00 cash only was issued for Xanadu Vigil for failure to appear on August 10, 2017.
A bench warrant in the amount of $15,000.00 cash only was issued for Donavyn Armstrong for failure to appear on August 10, 2017.
Lucas Del Valle appeared for Docket Call on August 10, 2017. The parties indicated to the Court that they had come to an agreement. Mr. Del Valle pled guilty to Count 2: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony-Narcotic Drug), a fourth degree felony, Count 4: Shoplifting ($250 or Less), a petty misdemeanor, and Count 5: Use or possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Counts 1 and 3 were dismissed with prejudice by the State. Mr. Del Valle was sentenced to 3 years supervised probation with APPO. The State held his prior in abeyance. Mr. Del Valle is to complete all recommendations by APPO, complete a drug and alcohol assessment and follow the recommendations of the screener, pay a $100.00 donation to Crime Stoppers, and pay all fines and fees as ordered by statute.
Tamara Samora appeared for Docket Call on August 10, 2017. The parties indicated an agreement had been reached. Ms. Samora pled guilty to Count 2: Aggravated DWI Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor/Any Drug (Bodily Injury), a petty misdemeanor. She was ordered to pay all minimum statutory fines and fees. Ms. Samora will serve 12 months supervised probation with the Colfax County DWI program. She will be able to transfer her probation to unsupervised after 6 months if she complies fully with all requirements in her first 6 months.
Michael Koepke appeared for a Plea Conference on August 10, 2017. He pled guilty to Count 1: Receiving Stolen Property-Retain (Over $500 but not more than $2,500), a fourth degree felony. He was placed on a conditional discharge. Mr. Koepke was sentenced to 18 months supervised probation with APPO and ordered to pay a $100.00 donation to Crime Stoppers.