OTHER EVENTS Oct. 25
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.