Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-Deputy Pleads Not Guilty.(Final)

Byline: Clara Garcia For the Journal

Charges Include Attempted Murder

LOS CHAVEZ -- A former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple charges including attempted murder of his wife and a district court administrator.

Rigoberto "Rigo" Martinez, 34, of Veguita was arrested after a Valencia County sheriff's deputy shot him in the leg with beanbags Wednesday.

He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated stalking, aggravated DWI, negligent use of a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct, and resisting, evading and eluding a police officer.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday morning during his arraignment hearing in Magistrate Court in Belen. …

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