Man jailed on $100K bond in Governor threat case
Posted at: 09/16/2012 6:05 PM
| Updated at: 09/16/2012 7:17 PM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Valencia County man facing five misdemeanor charges for allegedly harassing Gov. Susana Martinez is being held in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
The attorney for 61-year-old James Sanchez says his client has been on a "crusade" to protect his family from cows crossing a residential subdivision road.
He left multiple messages with the Governor's Office of Constituent Services in Santa Fe using profanity and insulting language and accusing the governor of ignoring his complaints.
The state claims that he has threatened Martinez's life and the lives of some of her staff in the process.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Magistrate David Segura refused to lower bond for Sanchez at a hearing on Friday.