Nov. 18, 2007 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Anthony Duarte, 32, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (1st), stop sign violation and speed regulation, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend ASPEN Program, complete DWI School, complete [...]

Nov. 11, 2007 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Manual Gallegos, 34, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty by a jury of the aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense), open container, driving while license suspended or revoked, and was ordered to serve 14 [...]

Former Melrose police chief acquitted of animal cruelty charge

Freedom Newspapers A former Melrose police chief was acquitted Thursday by a Magistrate Court on one count of animal cruelty. Michael Trammell, 37, resigned as police chief in October after he was charged with seven counts of animal cruelty. “He’s pleased to put the matter behind him,” Trammell’s attorney, Tye Harmon said. Harmon said his [...]

Warrant roundup looming for county scofflaws

By Tony Parra Courts and local law enforcement officials are issuing a warning before they begin arresting Roosevelt County residents who have not taken care of their citations and warrants. The Roosevelt County Magistrate Court officials, with the help of local law enforcement officers, will be conducting a warrant roundup in the near future, according [...]

Magistrate judge always on duty

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Mike Linn Magistrate Judge Jane Martin relaxed at her desk after work on Thursday and noted that her job is not just a black-robed affair filled with weekday gavel pounding and sentencing of lawbreakers. In fact, Martin said she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in her home, sometimes [...]