Resisting arrest charge dismissed against Daniel Goldberg Jr.

The Daily Times staff
Daniel Goldberg Jr.

FARMINGTON — A misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest was dropped against Daniel Goldberg Jr. Thursday.

Goldberg Jr., 34, was charged on Sept. 12 after being accused of resisting arrest on Sept. 7 in Farmington District Court.

District Judge Sandra Price ruled he was in contempt of court during a two-day jury trial for a case involving his father Daniel Goldberg Sr.

While the members of the jury were excused, Goldberg Jr. entered the courtroom and spoke to Price, increasing the volume of his voice until he was yelling, according to court documents.

Goldberg Jr. was accused of resisting arrest several times while taken into custody by deputies for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.

Aztec Magistrate Court Judge Barry Sharer ordered the case dismissed with prejudice Thursday morning for the failure of the San Juan County District Attorney's Office to prosecute and failure of the officer to appear in court, according to a copy of the order.

Goldberg Jr. said he feels his family is harassed and being persecuted for "nothing."