Las Cruces Crime

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  • Bartender: Chan had 'death look' on his face

    Yesterday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Tai Chan had a "death look" on his face and clinched his fists as he left Dublin's Street Pub in Las Cruces with Jeremy Martin shortly before midnight on Oct. Bartender: Chan had 'death look' on his face LAS CRUCES - Tai Chan had a "death look" on his face and clinched his fists as he left Dublin's Street Pub in Las Cruces with Jeremy Martin shortly before midnight on Oct. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/1TFpaPU During a break, prosecutor Gerald Byers talks with the family of the victim Jeremy Martin, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3rd Judicial District Court during the Tai Chan murder trail.

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  • Armed robbery suspect sought by Las Cruces police

    Wednesday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the man suspected of robbing a dollar store at gunpoint on Monday. Armed robbery suspect sought by Las Cruces police LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the man suspected of robbing a dollar store at gunpoint on Monday.

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  • Conflicting testimony on second day of Chan'sa

    Tuesday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Two witnesses called to testify Tuesday by prosecutors said they saw Tai Chan holding a gun in the seventh-floor hallway of Hotel Encanto moments after Chan shot a fellow Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy in October 2014. Conflicting testimony on second day of Chan's murder trial LAS CRUCES - Two witnesses called to testify Tuesday by prosecutors said they saw Tai Chan holding a gun in the seventh-floor hallway of Hotel Encanto moments after Chan shot a fellow Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy in October 2014.

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  • PHOTOS: Tai Chan Trial

    Tuesday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Thomas Clark, left, and John Day, attornys for Tai Chan quietly converse during the second day of the murder trail at 3rd Judicial District Court on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Chan is a former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy accused of murdering a fellow deputy at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces in 2014.

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  • La Mesa murder suspect surrenders

    Tuesday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A La Mesa man who allegedly killed his uncle over the weekend surrendered to Anthony, Texas police Tuesday morning. He's awaiting extradition back to DoA a Ana County.

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  • Authorities search for La Mesa shooting suspect

    Monday May 23 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A search is underway for a 36-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing his uncle in La Mesa on Saturday. Authorities search for La Mesa shooting suspect LAS CRUCES - A search is underway for a 36-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing his uncle in La Mesa on Saturday.

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  • Chan's murder trial underway in Las Cruces

    Monday May 23 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The body of a Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy was riddled with bullet holes when it was found by a Las Cruces police officer after midnight on Oct. Chan's murder trial underway in Las Cruces LAS CRUCES - The body of a Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy was riddled with bullet holes when it was found by a Las Cruces police officer after midnight on Oct. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/1TAjjLM Defendant Tai Chan talks with his attorneys John Day, left, and Thomas Clark at his trial in 3rd Judicial District Court on Monday May 23, 2016. Chan, a former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy, is charged with the first degree murder of fellow deputy Jeremy Martin at Hotel Encanto in 2014.

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  • Las Cruces man accused of fatally stabbinga

    Monday May 23 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Las Cruces police announced Monday they arrested a 43-year-old man suspected in the fatal stabbing of another man Saturday evening at the Coachlight Inn. Las Cruces man accused of fatally stabbing peacemaker LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces police announced Monday they arrested a 43-year-old man suspected in the fatal stabbing of another man Saturday evening at the Coachlight Inn.

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  • LCPD arrest suspect in Saturday's deadly stabbing at...

    Monday May 23 | via KVIA-TV El Paso 

    Francisco "Pancho" Campos, 43, a resident of the Coachlight Inn, is charged with an open count of Murder and a single count of Tampering with Evidence, Las Cruces police officials said. Campos allegedly stabbed Ruben Moreno, 44, shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday May 21, 2016.

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  • Chan's murder trial begins Monday in Las Cruces

    Sunday May 22 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The trial for Tai R. Chan begins Moday in 3rd Judicial District Court in Las Cruces. Chief District Judge Fernando R. Macias is presiding over the high-profile trial that could last as long as three weeks.

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  • Man suspected of shooting plumber indicted ona

    Friday May 20 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A 69-year-old Las Cruces man accused of shooting a plumber last month was indicted Thursday by a DoA a Ana County grand jury. Man suspected of shooting plumber indicted on attempted murder charge LAS CRUCES - A 69-year-old Las Cruces man accused of shooting a plumber last month was indicted Thursday by a DoA a Ana County grand jury.

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  • Judge denies motion to dismiss Chan's murdera

    Thursday May 19 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces District Court judge on Thursday rejected a motion to dismiss the murder charge against Tai Chan, the former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a fellow deputy in October 2014 at a Las Cruces hotel. Judge denies motion to dismiss Chan's murder charge LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces District Court judge on Thursday rejected a motion to dismiss the murder charge against Tai Chan, the former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a fellow deputy in October 2014 at a Las Cruces hotel.

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  • Man suspected of threatening mother with knife

    Wednesday May 18 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A 20-year-old man suspected of threatening his mother with a kitchen knife was arrested by police, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Man suspected of threatening mother with knife LAS CRUCES - A 20-year-old man suspected of threatening his mother with a kitchen knife was arrested by police, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

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  • Attorneys seek dismissal of deputy's homicidea

    Tuesday May 17 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Attorneys for a Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy charged with the fatal shooting of a fellow deputy have asked a judge to dismiss a first-degree homicide charge against their client. Attorneys seek dismissal of deputy's homicide charge ALBUQUERQUE - Attorneys for a Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy charged with the fatal shooting of a fellow deputy have asked a judge to dismiss a first-degree homicide charge against their client.

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  • Las Cruces mother pleads not guilty to child abuse

    Monday May 16 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces District Court judge on Monday reduced the bond for a 28-year-old mother accused of abusing her two children after the woman pleaded not guilty to allegations that included forcing her 11-year-old son sleep outside as a puni Las Cruces mother pleads not guilty to child abuse LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces District Court judge on Monday reduced the bond for a 28-year-old mother accused of abusing her two children after the woman pleaded not guilty to allegations that included forcing her 11-year-old son sleep outside as a puni Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/1TkcZrL LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces District Court judge on Monday reduced the bond for a 28-year-old mother accused of abusing her two children after the woman pleaded not guilty to allegations that included forcing her 11-year-old son sleep outside as a punishment for wetting his pants.

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    Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law

  • LCPD: Escaped inmate captured

    Friday May 13 | via Alamogordo Daily News 

    The inmate who escaped Wednesday from a medical clinic in Las Cruces, prompting an intense search for his whereabouts, has been captured, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. LCPD: Escaped inmate captured LAS CRUCES - The inmate who escaped Wednesday from a medical clinic in Las Cruces, prompting an intense search for his whereabouts, has been captured, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

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  • New Mexico jail inmate recaptured after escaping fro...

    Friday May 13 | via CBS Atlanta 

    A former Naval Academy instructor convicted of indecent acts with female midshipmen walked out of a preliminary hearing to address new evidence allegedly uncovered by a newspaper. Facing a growing backlash over extremely long airport security lines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday asked fliers "to be patient" as the government takes steps to get them onto planes more quickly.

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  • New Mexico jail inmate at large after escaping from ...

    Friday May 13 | via The Gillette News-Record 

    Authorities in southern New Mexico searched Thursday for a jail inmate who escaped from a medical clinic after he was accused of kidnapping a driver by gunpoint in Texas and twice leading police on car chases. Police in the city of Las Cruces said Michael Derby, 24, is dangerous and urged the public to report tips on his whereabouts after he fled the clinic where he was taken for a medical exam Wednesday night.

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  • New Mexico Jail Inmate at Large After Escaping From ...

    Thursday May 12 | via ABC News 

    Authorities in southern New Mexico searched Thursday for a jail inmate who escaped from a medical clinic after he was accused of kidnapping a driver by gunpoint in Texas and twice leading police on car chases. Police in the city of Las Cruces said Michael Derby, 24, is dangerous and urged the public to report tips on his whereabouts after he fled the clinic where he was taken for a medical exam Wednesday night.

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  • Elderly man suspected in son's shooting death dies

    Tuesday May 10 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Two nurses at the Village of Northrise, a senior living center in Las Cruces, were summoned to Room 229 in the Hallmark Building on the morning of May 11, 2015. Elderly man suspected in son's shooting death dies LAS CRUCES - Two nurses at the Village of Northrise, a senior living center in Las Cruces, were summoned to Room 229 in the Hallmark Building on the morning of May 11, 2015.

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Las Cruces Law

I won my dwi dmv case, but got a deferred judgement for six months in court with a dismissed charge if complete my conditions.
In the conditions I have to have the interlock in the car for six months, I had the interlock installed and I went to my interlock license dmv is not showing that I have to have an interlock license. Since I won the dmv hearing do I need to have the license? The court will not file until the end of my probation stating that it was dismissed. Can the dmv come back and force me to have the interlock again after they receive the dismissal?
If the conditions say you have to have an IID then you have to have an IID.
If my DMV record shows a dismissed criminal record, how do I get it removed?
I was arrested and charged with a DUI in sept 2011. I received a deferred sentence in magistrate court in Jan 2012 and a dismissal in DMV court (officer failed to appear). The case was dismissed 5.5 months later, but I was forced to wait until Jan 2013 to receive my full license back. My driving record (that the insurance companies can see) still shows that there is a DUI in magistrate court, but a court records search does not show this. What are my options to have this incorrect record removed? My offered insurance rate is extremely high because of this.
Unfortunately pleading guilty to DUI and getting a deferred sentence with dismissal after meeting all conditions is...
Arrested for DUI but not convicted: would this prevent me from getting a teaching license?
I was arrested for DUI eventhough I was under the legal limit. This was five years ago and not in my home state. It went to court anyway and I got 2 years probation then it was changed to not-guilty and I have no criminal record, no convictions. Just a couple questions. On a teacher license application where they say I have to list "plea-guilty/convictions/deffered or dismissed charges, do I have to list this? Would it show up on a FBI fingerprint back ground check? Would this prevent me from getting a license?
Every state has it's own statutes regarding restrictions on professional licensing that result from criminal...
How are punitive damages decided, how much $ can one involved in a dui case be expected to pay?
i was the driver in a dui case and am being sued for punitive damages. i have no job. i have no income. i had insurance at the time which the party i hit refuses to be paid out by.
Hire an attorney.
If i was arrested for DWI can my ex prevent me from seeing my children
I was pulled over for suspicion of DWI just recently and my kid were with me. They allowed them back with there mother and I hired a lawyer to fight this but now she is saying I can't see them can she do that.?
No. She probably is worried about your drinking and driving with the kids in the car, which is serious. Whatever...
20 years old received a minor attempt to enter establishment with alcohol. what will the penalties be?
do i fall under the minor category? will this be affect my dwi in a different county?
See the answers to the original post of this question. Included were some excellent answers from NM attorneys. I...
Is it possible to erase DUI's in Utah more than 15 years old
Utah DUI's and jail time
It is always possible to EXPUNGE misdemeanors or felonies as long as you did not go to state prison. The forms are...