Burglar Sentenced to 10 years in Prison
Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Leonard L. Lucero, age 41, of Clovis, NM, pleaded guilty today to aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Clovis Police were alerted by an alarm activation at the Jimenez Custom Harvesting building on West Brady in the late evening hours of February 22, 2014. Upon arrival, police found a door pried open and broken glass. Lucero was located in the building but refused to surrender to police. Ultimately, Lucero was taken down by K-9 Officer Leo. Damage to the building and computer equipment totaled over $8,000. Lucero was transported to the hospital for his injuries but refused treatment at the ER.
The Honorable Drew D. Tatum presided over the hearing today and found Lucero to be a habitual offender with two prior felony convictions. Judge Tatum sentenced Lucero to 10 years in prison. Upon release from the New Mexico Department of Corrections, Lucero will serve 3 years on supervised probation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Laura Talbert. Criminal defense attorney, Jared Morris of Clovis represented the defendant.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.