- Suspect: Felix Curtis
- Victim: Unnamed man, age unknown
- Date of incident: Sept. 14, 2019
- Charges: Involuntary manslaughter (DWI)
- Status: Pending
- Sentence: n/a
- Investigating Agency: Unknown
- Incident Location: Unknown, San Juan County
- County: San Juan
- Prosecuting agency: U.S. Attorney’s Office
- Prosecutor: David Cowen
- Arraignment/release judge: Gregory Fouratt
- Defense attorney: Alonzo Padilla
- Magistrate case number: None (direct indictment)
- Federal district case: 20-cr-01565
Prosecutors allege that Felix Curtis, age unlisted, killed an unnamed man while driving drunk on Sept. 14, 2019, in San Juan County.
On Aug. 11, 2020, 11 months after the man’s death, a federal grand jury indicted Curtis on a single charge of involuntary manslaughter. He was not previously charged in magistrate court with the death, making the charge a direct indictment.
Court documents list no other details of the case and, if a search warrant in the case was sought, it appears to still be sealed, based on a review of federal search warrants in the weeks following the incident.
Federal Magistrate Judge Gregory Fouratt ordered Curtis released to the La Pasada Halfway House in Albuquerque during his arraignment on Sept. 23, 2020, according to court minutes, and ordered an unsecured $10,000 bond. The docket does not indicate when Curtis was arrested, although the case was not unsealed, and an initial appearance set, until Sept. 17, 2020. No warrants appear in the docket.
The minutes do not state if prosecutors opposed his release or not.
The case is currently set for the March 15, 2021 trial docket.
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