Gallup man slated to appear in court once again


Numerous cases, multiple dismissals

Michael Gruber, 30, of Gallup, has found himself inside a courtroom once again.

The latest charges on Oct. 17 include one count of criminal damage to property over $1,000, two counts of aggravated stalking, and three counts of resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer.

Gruber first appeared in Gallup Magistrate Court on Oct. 18, with a motion hearing following on Oct. 23. The preliminary examination is slated for Oct. 30.


According to New Mexico Courts, Gruber has cases going back to July 2007. In the first case, Gruber was charged with battery against a household member and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. That case was dismissed in August 2007.

Then in March 2008, Gruber was charged with a DWI and pleaded not guilty. That case was dismissed in October 2008.

Gruber was convicted of numerous similar charges in August 2010 and sentenced to two years, two months, and 28 days in McKinley County Adult Detention Center. He was released in May 2012, but would soon violate his probation and be back in court on charges of larceny, battery, and burglary.

Since then, Gruber has been in court on numerous occasions for multiple charges, but in multiple instances, the cases were eventually dismissed without prejudice.