Albuquerque new record set in courtroom, 151 warrantsUPDATED 7:10 AM HST Sep 10, 2013Video Transcript
IT'S A CASE THAT LEFT A JUDGE SHOCKED--- AN ALBUQUERQUE WOMAN SHOWS UP IN COURT.... WITH 151 WARRANTS! ACTION 7 NEWS ANCHOR TANYA MENDIS HAS MORE ON THE JUDGE WHO LET THE WOMAN BACK OUT ON THE STREETS. IT'S NEW AT TEN. nats :05 How bout Angelique Pena-Chavez? SHE MAY NOT LOOK LIKE A HARDENED CRIMINAL.. BUT ANGELIQUE PENA CHAVEZ'S RECORD IS ENOUGH TO STOP A JUDGE IN HIS TRACKS. nats in court 1:39 how many bench warrants? 151. Ok, Ms. Pena Chavez that is the record for people who appeared in my court. I've never had anyone who's had 151 bench warrants- oh my God. SHE'S IN COURT THIS TIME.. FOR WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THIS WRECK ON I-40 LAST MONTH. POLICE SAY PENA-CHAVEZ CRASHED INTO A PARKED CAR. WHILE SHE WAS IN EMERGENCY SURGERY.. DOCTORS FOUND CRACK COCAINE STASHED IN A BODY CAVITY. IT'S THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AND FELONY POSSESSION CHARGES PENA-CHAVEZ HAS FACED OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. MOST THOUGH, WERE MISDEMEANORS- DWI, SHOPLIFTING, TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. OF THE 151 BENCH WARRANTS, 58 WERE FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR.. SHE'S HAD 7 JUST CONVICTIONS. tanya stand up: So what does 151 warrants look like? Her criminal record stretches half way around the KOAT building. And those are just the cases in Metro court BUT BACK IN METRO COURT THIS WEEKEND... THAT LONG RECORD DIDN'T LAND PENA-CHAVEZ IN JAIL. THE JUDGE CONTINUED HER BOND.. AND GAVE HER A STERN WARNING ABOUT DRUGS judge daniel ramczyk 3:53 you are not allowed to have any alcohol or any drugs in your system AND SUPERVISED RELEASE .. ramczyk 4:10 if you mess with them, they won't mess with you, they'll just bring you across the street and say throw her in jail BUT THAT'S A PLACE PENA-CHAVEZ HAS AVOIDED 151 TIMES BEFORE. TM KOAT A7N PENA CHAVEZ IS NOW OUT, ON A 75-THOUSAND DOLLAR CASH/SURETY BOND.