Joel Martin Fails To Appear For Court Hearing

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
maire@ladailypost.com

 

An outstanding warrant from First Judicial District Court is in effect for one of two men arrested by Los Alamos Police Department in August after they fled from Smith’s Marketplace in a pickup and attempted to run down an LAPD officer.

 

Joel Martin

 

Joel Martin, 30, of Albuquerque was arrested following the incident and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated fleeing a police officer, receiving a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal damage to property, shoplifting, conspiracy to commit shoplifting and false evidence of title and registration.

 

Martin waived his preliminary hearing in Los Alamos Magistrate Court and was bound over to District Court where he was granted conditions of release pending trial, including house arrest on electronic monitoring, after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. When Martin failed to appear before Judge T. Glenn Ellington Dec. 13 for a hearing, the warrant was issued for his arrest.

 

Stephen Montano

 

The other man arrested in connection with the incident, Stephen Montano, 22, of Grants, is scheduled for a status hearing in Los Alamos Magistrate Court, however, according to New Mexico online court records, there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Cibola County for failing to appear on charges there. Montano is charged with resisting and/or evading arrest, shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplfting. The Cibola County charges include aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, abuse of a child, resisting arrest, aggravated driving under the influence, failure to yield, no insurance and an expired registration.

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