Judge rejects ex-county sheriff’s request for shorter sentence

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Former Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella will not get out of prison early.

Rodella has five years left in a 10-year sentence for pulling a gun during an off-duty traffic stop in 2014. Prosecutors called it a fit of road rage. But Rodella asked a judge to release him early since there was a change in a federal firearms law last June. But the judge declined his request.

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