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Local Courts: On The Docket 05-30-12

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By The Staff

May 21

Brandi Sandoval pleaded no contest in Municipal Court to following too closely resulting in an accident. Judge Alan Kirk found Sandoval guilty but deferred her sentence until Aug. 20 pending she not acquire any additional citations. She was ordered to pay a $46 fee.

May 22

Cody Duran pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to failure to display rabies tag, two counts of failure to appear in court, and two counts of having an animal at large. Kirk ordered Duran to pay $315 in court fees and fines.

Christopher Ryan pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to careless driving leading to an accident. Kirk deferred Ryan’s sentence until July 21 pending he complete defensive driving school, do community service and not receive additional citations in the meantime. Ryan has to pay a $46 court fee.

Ian Cornelius, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court to criminal damage to property as part of a plea agreement. Cornelius was initially also charged with aggravated battery and interference with communications. Casados ordered him to 90 days probation and $73 in court fees.

Sabino Sanchez, of Rio Rancho, pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court to charges of DWI – a second offense – as part of a plea agreement. Sanchez was initially charged with DWI - a fourth offense, failure to maintain traffic lane and failure to show proof of insurance. Judge Pat Casados ordered him to install an ignition interlock device, enter a drug and alcohol screening program, two years of probation and $741 in court fees and fines.

May 23

Cody Chance, of Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in Magistrate Court to drug paraphernalia possession and unlawful possession of switchblades. Chance was sentenced to 360 days of unsupervised probation and $251 in fees and fines.

Robert Petrie, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty to failure to maintain traffic lane, however, the charge was dropped because a witness or prosecutor failed to appear. No fines or fees were issued.

May 24

Kevin Freyer pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court to driving on a suspended license. Kirk ordered to pay $146 in court fees and fines.

Ashley Cordell pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to two counts of speeding six to 10 mph over the speed limit and to one count of failure to appear and two counts of failure to pay. Kirk ordered her to community service and to pay $330 in court fees and fines.

May 25

Matthew Newell pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to charges of speeding 16 to 20 mph over the speed limit. He was issued $146 in court fees and fines.