Category: Crime

Article: Cinco de Mayo ‘brawl’ results in child abuse charges

Article: Cinco de Mayo ‘brawl’ results in child abuse charges

From the Las Vegas Optic What should have been a fun celebration of Cinco de Mayo deteriorated into a fight that resulted in three people being charged with felony child abuse. Elauterio L. Lujan, 38, of Las Vegas, faces one count of third-degree felony child abuse, and one count of misdemeanor aggravated battery. He was…

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Article: Plea agreement reached in child abuse, sex assault case

Article: Plea agreement reached in child abuse, sex assault case

From the Las Vegas Optic A trial slated to begin this month for a case involving a Luna Community College employee will not be necessary after a plea agreement was recently reached. Christopher M. Chavez, 39, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to interference with communications and attempting to commit false imprisonment, both misdemeanors. Following his…

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Article: Sold for Sex: Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women, but no one’s sure how many

Article: Sold for Sex: Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women, but no one’s sure how many

From the Santa Fe Reporter In 2015, Dallas Grassbaugh was 23, homeless and supporting a debilitating drug habit by selling her body for sex. Then she met Shane Roach. She’d already escaped two sex traffickers by then, and Roach, an aspiring hip-hop artist from Albuquerque, promised he could help and protect her. Roach bought her…

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Article: Woman accused of pointing gun at car

Article: Woman accused of pointing gun at car

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police arrested a 19-year-old woman after witnesses say she pointed a 9 mm pistol at four people inside a car. Tenielle J. Martinez of Las Vegas was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred late in the evening of March…

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Article: Apparent road rage incident ends with 15-year-old shot in the head

Article: Apparent road rage incident ends with 15-year-old shot in the head

From the Las Vegas Optic A high-speed car chase through the streets of west Las Vegas culminated in a 15-year-old boy being airlifted to Albuquerque with a gunshot wound to the head, and a Las Vegas man facing multiple felony charges. Leopoldo J. Jaramillo III, 30, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center…

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Article: Police: Man struck wife, daughter

Article: Police: Man struck wife, daughter

From the Las Vegas Optic Just days before Christmas, Las Vegas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call that resulted in a Las Vegas man being charged with child abuse. Brian E. Mondragon, 44, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Dec. 22, charged with felony abuse of a child and misdemeanor…

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