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Travis Walker, plea agree­ment – Taos District Court, Court­room B, Judge Jeff McEl­roy

Walker, a 23-year-old Ran­chos de Taos man, was sen­tenced to 314 days in prison this fall after ac­cept­ing a plea agree­ment struck with the state.

The case orig­i­nated in De­cem­ber 2017, when Walker al­legedly kid­napped his former boss at gun­point in the Ran­chos de Taos area, forced the man into the trunk of a car and drove him around in search of cash and drugs.

Orig­i­nally charged with five counts, Walker pleaded guilty to one count of at­tempt to com­mit a vi­o­lent felony while the four other counts – ag­gra­vated bat­tery, ag­gra­vated as­sault, false im­pris­on­ment and kid­nap­ping – were dis­missed.

In ex­change, the state sus­pended an orig­i­nal prison sen­tence of ap­prox­i­mately nine years, pend­ing Walker’s com­ple­tion of just un­der a year in prison, fol­lowed by five years of pa­role.

If Walker had been con­victed at trial, he faced a prison sen­tence of more than 20 years.

For more on this case, re­fer to our past cov­er­age on­line at bit.ly/2ABsSqK.

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