Man released on court error arrested again

Steve Garrison
Marshall Sinnig

FARMINGTON — Marshall Sinnig was arrested Thursday during a court appearance at the Aztec Magistrate courthouse, a week after a court error led to his release from jail without bond.

Sinnig, 25, was arrested Thursday on drug possession charges stemming from a high-speed chase last week, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective Sgt. Candice Montoya.

Sinnig was arrested March 14 on suspicion of fleeing from a deputy who attempted to stop his vehicle at Broadway Avenue and Frontier Street in Bloomfield, according to court records.

Sinnig allegedly rammed a deputy's squad car during the chase down U.S. Highway 64, records state. He was eventually arrested near County Road 5483 east of Farmington and charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer and aggravated fleeing, records state.

Deputies found 2.5 grams of methamphetamine in a cigarette package in the vehicle, according to records, which led to new drug charges being filed earlier this week.

Sinnig was arrested March 14, but released from jail without bond two days later because a magistrate judge failed to review evidence in his case within 48 hours, as required by law.

Nearly a dozen defendants were released without bond in July for the same reason after a judge forgot to visit the jail.

Montoya said Sinnig's bond in the drug possession case is set at $10,000.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644.