Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-Deputy's Release Ordered by Judge.(Metropolitan)

IN BRIEF

A federal judge has released a former Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy arrested for being seen near the office of a federal agent he's accused of threatening.

Michael Disney was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals after U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Mike Marshall saw him near the DEA building Downtown.

Disney was placed on federal probation and as part of his conditions cannot have any direct or indirect contact with Marshall, who led the investigation that sent Disney to federal prison for cocaine trafficking.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Don J. Svet ordered Disney released Thursday after Disney's girlfriend, Jessica Dayton, testified that Disney was near the DEA offices because he was helping her serve a subpoena related to a state trial he faces on Monday. …

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