Judge Sentences Richard Atencio

Richard Atencio, left, was sentenced Monday in District Court. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com


Los Alamos Daily Post

Under the terms of a plea bargain in the First Judicial District Court Monday, Richard Atencio pleaded no contest to charges of larceny and attempting to tamper with evidence in connection with a Los Alamos National Laboratory property theft case from 2015.

Atencio was accused of stealing lab property valued at more than $2,500 and less than $20,000. Judge T. Glenn Ellington handed Atencio a 364-day suspended sentence for each charge with each sentence to run consecutively and was placed on supervised probation.

No restitution was required because the property had been recovered by the lab.

In other District Court action, Mailyn Lee Michael pleaded guilty March 17 before Judge Mary L. Marlowe Sommer to battery upon a police officer and was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation. She was arrested in November 2016 and charged with battery and an additional charge of indecent exposure, which was dismissed.

Katie Pecos pleaded guilty before Judge Ellington April 3 to a charge of attempt to commit aggravated assault against a police officer in connection with an incident that occured an. 19. She received a conditional discharge with 18 months of supervised probation, with required alcohol screening and treatment, and a parenting class.

A letter of apology to the officer also was made a condition of probation. Pecos may petition the court for discharge from probation after one year if she has completed all the requirements of  her probation.

Jeremiah Colson appeared April 3 for a status hearing on a probation violation. He was remanded to custody and another status hearing was set for May 11.