Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Police Chief's Son Given Probation.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

A Children's Court judge sentenced a son of Rio Rancho police chief Dencil Haycox to two years' probation and house arrest Monday.

Joseph Haycox, 17, had been charged with 22 criminal charges in connection with several incidents, including one involving a stolen vehicle and assault on a police officer.

As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Haycox admitted to three of the charges reckless driving, forgery and possession of a lost or stolen credit card in return for probation. The rest were dismissed.

The Children's Court charges stemmed from incidents on Jan. 31 and Feb. 12.

In the Feb. 12 incident, Haycox was charged with two counts of aggravated assault upon a police officer and one count each of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, evading an officer, eluding an officer and damaging fixtures on a highway. …

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