Rio Arriba County undersheriff accused of ordering deputies to draw guns on other officers

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Martin Trujillo

A felony case accusing Río Arriba County Undersheriff Martin Ray Trujillo of ordering his deputies to draw their weapons on a team of Taos County Sheriff's deputies and Española police officers in May has moved on to the district court.

At a preliminary examination held on Wednesday (Oct. 14) in Río Arriba Magistrate Court, Santa Fe Magistrate Court Judge David Segura found probable cause to suggest that Trujillo, 53, gave the order on May 21 as the other officers arrested Río Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan and attempted to serve search warrants at the Río Arriba Sheriff's Office.

Lujan was charged with resisting arrest in May and pic

Lujan was charged with three additional counts as a result of the incident – two for interfering with service of process and one for resisting arrest – while Trujillo was charged with criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony.

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