Man who crashed into Metro Court has charges dismissed due to poorly written criminal complaint
August 19, 2019 05:21 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A judge dismissed charges against the man who crashed into Metro Court on Saturday.
Gilberto Durades-Lahera was charged with criminal damage to property.
During Durades-Lahera's first court appearance, Judge Brett Loveless ruled that the case cannot move forward because of a poorly written criminal complaint.
In order for someone to be charged with a felony for criminal damage to property, someone must be accused of causing more than $1,000 worth of damage. The criminal complaint did not state the cost of the damage.
The state refiled charges and a new arrest warrant will be issued for Durades-Lahera's arrest.
Prior to crashing into Metro Court, police said Durades-Lahera also rammed his vehicle through a gate at the New Mexico State Police office on Carlisle.
Updated: August 19, 2019 05:21 PM
Created: August 19, 2019 02:55 PM
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