DA: Homeless man accused of dirty-needle attack cut off ankle monitor | KOB 4

DA: Homeless man accused of dirty-needle attack cut off ankle monitor

Patrick Hayes
November 14, 2018 06:35 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- An Albuquerque homeless man is on the run after cutting off his ankle monitor.


Shannon Cordova is accused of stabbing Allen Culp with a syringe full of heroin in September.

Prosecutors tried holding Cordova in jail without bond pending trial. However, Judge Stan Whitaker ordered him to complete a 30-day drug program instead.

On Tuesday, Culp told KOB that the district attorney’s office called him and said Cordova cut off his ankle monitor.

A spokesperson with the DA’s office said authorities are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant. Additionally, prosecutors filed paperwork asking a judge to revoke Cordova’s conditions of release.

Culp, an Albuquerque native, said he’s frustrated with the crime.

"I hope now Judge Whitaker is listening. He knows this guy got out. And he knows it’s on him – he needs to fix the guy now. He needs to fix it," he said.

As KOB previously reported, Cordova is accused of stabbing Culp with a dirty needle after Culp asked him to leave M and F Auto Sales on Wyoming.

Since being arrested, Cordova has been charged for three more crimes, including shoplifting and trespassing.


Patrick Hayes

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