An alleged altercation involving two Artesia gentlemen in 2019 around a bike payment dispute landed probation and parole for the suspect, Fifth Judicial District Court docket records said.
Christopher Combs, 43, was sentenced on Jan. 8 before Fifth Judicial District Choose Jane Shuler-Grey immediately after becoming convicted on Sept. 16, 2020 for aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and battery, in accordance to court docket records.
He was provided a deferred sentence on both equally counts and was positioned on 1-12 months parole and 18 months on supervised probation for the aggravated assault depend and 6 month’s probation on the battery rely, which operates concurrently with rely 1, courtroom data mentioned.
Combs allegedly explained to Eddy County Sheriff’s investigators on Apr. 19, 2019 he and the proprietor of an Artesia motorcycle store had an arrangement for a custom made-created motorbike, study a criminal complaint.
The proprietor allegedly stopped doing the job on the bike and did not inform Combs.
Combs stated he experienced painted parts of the bicycle and when he heard the other guy experienced give up the undertaking, Combs introduced a $3,000 invoice to the store for the operate and demanded payment, the complaint read
An argument allegedly ensued, and Combs instructed investigators the shop’s proprietor called the Regional Emergency Dispatch Authority (REDA) stating Combs was hoping to steal a bike, the prison criticism indicated.
Combs allegedly strike the shop’s proprietor, who fell on the floor and later on grabbed a handgun and pointed it at Combs, the felony grievance said.
Throughout the investigation, Combs stated he took the gun away from the victim and then pushed him into a filing cupboard drawer. Combs allegedly took the gun and put it in his pocket and walked out of the shop into a pickup truck and known as police, for each the felony complaint.
Investigators spoke with the shop’s owner on June 18, 2019 who stated he experienced destruction to his right ear owing to the incident, records present. He said Combs walked into the shop and began arguing about payment for the bike, study the felony criticism.
Throughout the argument, the victim explained to investigators he grabbed a handgun from the front counter and put it inside of his pocket. He claimed Combs allegedly attempted to take the bike but could not due to the fact it was locked, in accordance to the prison criticism.
The owner allegedly mentioned Combs walked toward him as he called dispatchers and punched him.
The shop proprietor then fell on the ground and pulled the gun out of his pocket, the prison criticism examine.
Combs allegedly grabbed the gun and the shop operator by the neck and pushed him into a submitting cupboard. The victim claimed all through the job interview that Combs choked him and he dropped the gun, for every the criminal grievance.
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