Category: Criminal Justice

Wheels of justice: Cases at center of violent summer advance through courts

Wheels of justice: Cases at center of violent summer advance through courts

From the Las Vegas Optic A single bullet pierced Cruz Gallegos’ rib cage in the early morning hours on June 15, 2019. Stumbling past his girlfriend in the doorway of a home on Chavez Street, Gallegos collapsed in the yard. Police and first responders attempted to save his life and prepared to airlift the 27-year-old to…

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Man twice convicted of rape faces new charges

Man twice convicted of rape faces new charges

From the Las Vegas Optic Content Warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual abuse that may be triggering and upsetting for some readers. Discretion is advised. A Las Vegas man with a criminal history of rape has been charged with raping his 6-year-old daughter. Emmanuel P. Stockman, 32, was charged late last month with first-degree…

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Police: Man rammed cruiser, led officers on high-speed chase

Police: Man rammed cruiser, led officers on high-speed chase

From the Las Vegas Optic A call about a suspicious vehicle led to a police car getting rammed and a high-speed chase on Interstate 25 earlier this month, according to court records. Police used a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle on the interstate and arrested 35-year-old Hinoh Garris, charging him with aggravated assault on…

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Suspect in 2017 murder gets 9 years in prison for separate case

Suspect in 2017 murder gets 9 years in prison for separate case

From the Las Vegas Optic A Villanueva man awaiting trial for first-degree murder in the 2017 death of family member Jimmy Griego has been sentenced to nine years in prison for having a weapon in jail. In August 2018, San Miguel County Detention Center correction officers saw Richard Joseph Griego, 35, reach for an item…

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Court cancels warrant for mother accused of violating custody order

Court cancels warrant for mother accused of violating custody order

From the Las Vegas Optic The search for two children has ended after the mother contacted the court through her attorney. The court has also canceled the arrest warrant for Lexus Eversole, 25, of Sapello. San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 28 issued the warrant after Eversole allegedly failed to turn her children, ages…

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Daniels receives maximum sentence for 2018 murder

Daniels receives maximum sentence for 2018 murder

From the Las Vegas Optic William R. Daniels was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison for the 2018 murder of 46-year-old Roman Latimer Lucero Sr. “No amount of time will return Mr. Lucero to his family,” district attorney Tom Clayton said. “We appreciate the court’s decision to sentence Daniels to the maximum sentence permitted…

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History, Hikes, Gardens and Ghosts: There’s something for everyone at the Old Idaho Penitentiary

History, Hikes, Gardens and Ghosts: There’s something for everyone at the Old Idaho Penitentiary

From Treasure Valley Living It’s generally a good idea to avoid spending any amount of time in a penitentiary, but the Old Idaho Penitentiary is different. With a wide variety of activities, and something for every member of the family, you’re sure to enjoy your time there. Completed in 1872, the Old Idaho Penitentiary served…

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