Los Alamos doctor Pavel Mourachov was released Tuesday from the Los Alamos Detention Center after being arraigned in magistrate court before Judge Pat Casados.
Mourachov was arrested last Wednesday in the parking lot of the Los Alamos Medical Center on charges of extreme cruelty to animals, harassment, and two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon. The harassment is a misdemeanor, and carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
The rest of the charges are fourth degree felonies. Each of those charges carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.
Police arrested Mourachov leaving the Los Alamos Medical Center, where the urologist has an office.
After Mourachov was read the charges in court, Mourachov’s lawyer, Elden Pennington, asked the judge to reduce his bond because of financial hardship. Pennington said Mourachov, who is getting a divorce from his wife, is deep in debt and is struggling to keep his practice solvent.
Casados reduced his $100,000 cash-only bond to a $10,000 surety bond, of which he has to pay 10 percent. A $10,000 surety bond was also set for the aggravated assault charges.
Casados then read a list of release conditions and assigned Mourachov an electronic monitoring bracelet.