Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Judge: Let Sheriff's Son Out of Jail.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

AROUND NORTHERN N.M.

TAOS District Court Judge Peggy Nelson ordered Jeffrey Martinez released from jail Monday and sentenced him to complete the remainder of his 4 1/2 years of probation on convictions for drug use and assault.

The 24-year-old Martinez, son of Taos County Sheriff Charlie Martinez, had been in jailed since his July arrest for violating probation. He has been held at the Santa Fe County jail since September, when county officials ordered the Taos County jail closed except for use as a booking and temporary holding facility. …

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