One day after release from jail, man arrested again on new charges
September 27, 2017 06:31 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A suspect accused of drug possession was only out of jail for 12 hours before he found himself back in handcuffs, accused of a brand new crime.
Police arrested Myles Harger Saturday night on drug charges and for bringing a knife into jail when he was booked. Then he was released on Monday evening.
However, he returned to jail the very next day on new charges. Police arrested Harger again at an Albuquerque motel after officers spotted him driving a stolen car. Harger is accused of trying to drive off, crashing into a detective's vehicle and hitting the building. Detectives pinned the car in and apprehended Harger.
This time the judge wasn't pleased. Judge Victor Valdez went back and forth with the public defender, who asked him to release Harger with no bond. That was also the recommendation of the public safety assessment tool known as the Arnold tool. But the judge wasn't having it.
"The PSA is a guide. It's not all telling or anything else," Valdez said. "Clearly and apparently, the PSA wasn't particularly accurate in this case because we have new charges. Therefore at this point, I'm declining to follow the PSA."
Valdez cited the fact that Harger was picked up on new charges the day after he was released and set a bond of $5,000 cash or surety.
"There are no conditions other than a bond that'll secure his appearance and compliance," the judge said.
According to court documents, Harger and a woman he was with admitted to stealing the vehicle after someone called them saying it was stolen and telling them where it was parked.
Updated: September 27, 2017 06:31 PM
Created: September 27, 2017 05:34 PM
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