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ABQ man prosecuted under FBI’s ‘Worst of the Worst’ Ant-Violence Initiative

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ALBUQUERQUE – Oscar Anchondo, 40, of Albuquerque, was sentenced June 7 in federal court to 100 months in prison for his conviction on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and the armed robbery of two Albuquerque-area convenience stores that were engaged in interstate commerce.

Anchondo will be on...

Roswell man sentenced to prison for violating federal firearms laws

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ALBUQUERQUE – Isaac Joshua Salas, 25, of Roswell, N.M., was sentenced June 6 in Las Cruces to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for violating the federal firearms laws.

Salas was arrested on Nov. 13, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of a firearm silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR) on Nov. 12, 2015, in Chaves County.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers found several firearms, ammunition, silencers, pre-cursors for homemade explosives, chemicals and books on how to make bombs while executing a search warrant at Salas’ residence. A subsequent search of...

Zuni Pueblo man sentenced for statutory rape conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Kirk Simplicio, 24, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo was sentenced June 6 in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 16 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on a sexual abuse of a minor charge.

Simplicio will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

Simplicio was arrested on March 17, 2015, on an indictment charging him with sexually abusing a minor who was between 12 and 16 years of age. According to the indictment, Simplicio committed the crime on Jan. 1, 2014, on Zuni Pueblo in McKinley County, N.M.

On May 26, 2016, Simplicio pled guilty to the indictment and admitted engaging in a...

Las Cruces man pleads guilty to federal meth trafficking charges

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Plea agreement recommends 140-month prison sentence

ALBUQUERQUE – Joshua Nestle, 26, of Las Cruces, N.M., pled guilty June 7 in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Nestle will be sentenced to 140 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Nestle and co-defendant Joclyn Telles, 35, also of Las Cruces, were arrested in Feb. 2017, and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

The complaint also charged Nestle with being a felon in possession of a firearm and with using and carrying a firearm in relation to a...


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Mack Ramone

5.10.17, 10:19 pm

3rd DWI, Aggravated

Ramone, 35, of Smith Lake, NM, was arrested by Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer when he was dispatched to 1650 West Maloney. Thayer spotted the suspect pulling into 1020 W, Maloney and proceeded to do a welfare check on all of the occupants. Thayer asked Ramone if he had been drinking and he replied that about an hour previous he had consumed a lot of alcohol at Sports Page. Video and Audio was recorded during this interaction.

Suspect refused to take a Standard Field Sobriety Test and was transported to WalMart where he was identified by two security officers as the person who was intoxicated at the...

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