Category: Courts

Man charged in June homicide

Man charged in June homicide

From the Las Vegas Optic An Ilfeld man has been charged with second-degree murder after being arrested on unrelated charges. Max J. Lucero, 56, was arrested Dec. 17 after running from New Mexico State Police during a traffic stop near Pecos, according to a criminal complaint filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court. Following an interview…

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Smoking gun: Man ID’d in 2018 deadly shooting remains free

Smoking gun: Man ID’d in 2018 deadly shooting remains free

From the Las Vegas Optic — Dec. 13, 2019 On a cold Sunday morning, just 21 days into 2018, the sound of gunfire shattered the peace in a small west side neighborhood nestled between Luis E. Armijo Elementary and an Allsup’s convenience store. A man reported the incident to police dispatchers at 10:44 a.m. “There’s…

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San Miguel County jail escapee surrenders to state police

San Miguel County jail escapee surrenders to state police

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas man sought by police for nearly two days is now back in custody, police announced Monday. According to New Mexico State Police, 32-year-old Felix E. Romero escaped from the San Miguel County Detention Center’s reintegration facility on Saturday afternoon by breaking a window and walking away. NMSP…

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Three men arrested for tow yard break-in

Three men arrested for tow yard break-in

From the Las Vegas Optic Three Las Vegas men are facing felony charges after police found them hiding inside the fenced lot of a tow yard. New Mexico State Police arrested 32-year-old Alan T. Garcia, 18-year-old Aric Silva and 36-year-old Joseph Williams on Nov. 19. All three men have been charged with felony possession of…

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