Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced today that the Honorable Drew Tatum sentenced Aiden Carpenter, age 24, to 7 years in the Department of Corrections.
On the afternoon of May 25, 2021, Mr. Carpenter approached his then-girlfriend at Hillcrest Park and confronted her for ending their relationship. He proceeded to strangle her, shoot a BB-Gun at her, and attempt to take her phone.
A jury found Mr. Carpenter guilty of Aggravated Battery of a Household Member with Strangulation, Aggravated Assault Against a Household Member by user of a Deadly Weapon, and Larceny on October 5, 2021.
Judge Tatum also found Mr. Carpenter to be a serious violent offender. During sentencing, the Court said, “there is no excuse” for Mr. Carpenter’s actions and he had demonstrated that he cannot control his anger. Additionally, Mr. Carpenter was adjudged to be a Habitual Offender.
This case was prosecuted by Arwen Gaddis, Senior Trial Prosecutor. Mr. Carpenter was represented by Sandra Gallagher.
For more information, please contact the Office of the District Attorney, at 575-769-2246.