Regional
1:08 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Sunland Park Official Facing Charges

Sunland Park – An Arrest Warrant was issued earlier this morning for the arrest of CHRISTIAN LIRA, age 27, of the 120 block of Aspen Road, Sunland Park, New Mexico.

LIRA, a City Councilor for the City of Sunland Park, has been charged with one fourth degree felony count of False Imprisonment, one third degree count of Bribery of a Witness (Threats) (False Testimony) and one misdemeanor count of Battery against a Household Member.

Magistrate Judge Ken Wigenroth set bond at $16,000.00 Surety.

According to Sheriff's Investigators, LIRA was involved in a domestic incident involving his ex-wife, age 27, who first reported the incident to officials with the Sunland Park Police Department on Thursday, May 20.

Because of the allegations, the Sunland Park Police Department referred the case to the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department the following day.