Five people were arrested late last week during a multi-agency operation throughout San Miguel County aimed at repeat offenders. 


The Sept. 2 operation was a collaborative effort between the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Las Vegas Police Department. 

“This operation reflects the cooperation between our local law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney’s Office; a good example of how we can come together to help the community address some of the problems we face,” District Attorney Tom Clayton said. 

The men arrested during the operation were Marvin Archuleta, Robert A. Garcia, Robert Valentin Garcia, Angel Martinez and Devin Morales. 

Archuleta faces pending charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was also on probation for several other offenses, including escape from a community custody release program, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. 

Robert A. Garcia faces a pending charge of a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Robert Valentin Garcia faces a pending charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He also faces an eight-year prison sentence for aggravated battery on a peace officer, escape from a community custody release program and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer. 

Martinez has a pending charge of escape from a community custody release program, and he is on probation for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. 

Morales faces two pending charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. 

“The individuals arrested are repeat offenders,” Clayton said. “It is this officer’s intent to hold them accountable for their actions. With respect to the new charges, each defendant is presumed innocent and will be provided due process as the cases proceed forward.”

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