CLOVIS, NM (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from the New Mexico Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office:
Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced today that Anthony Baca, age 35, is finally going to the Department of Corrections after being convicted in 4 jury trials and pleading guilty on a Felony Failure to Appear case. During the last 2 years, Baca was pending jury trials in 6 different matters. The most notable was for shooting a police officer. Of the 6 matters, one case was dismissed by prosecutors for a negative test result on the controlled substances. However, Baca was taken to trial on 4 other cases which involved Shooting a police officer, Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, and two drug cases. The Defendant was found guilty in all 4 cases and received maximum sentences, including the Felony Failure to Appear charge. Due to the Defendant having a prior felony conviction, a one year mandatory enhancement was added to each felony charge. The final sentencing occurred yesterday in front of the Honorable Judge Van Soelen. In all these matters, Baca’s sentences were run consecutive where he is now going to serve 34 1/2 years in the Department of Corrections.
District Attorney Andrea Reeb stated, “Our office is happy to see Baca is finally going off to prison where he belongs. I hope this sends a strong message that if you are a repeat offender in the 9th Judicial District, our office will aggressively prosecute any violent offender.”
Multiple prosecutors from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office prosecuted these matters. Brett Carter and Julita Leavell represented Baca.
If you have any questions, please call the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office at 575-769-2246.
(News release from the New Mexico Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office)
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