ABQ murder suspect faces judge

Trinidad Gallegos
Trinidad Gallegos faced a judge after police shut down an Albuquerque neighborhood looking for him.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man who led deputies on quite the chase in a Taylor Ranch neighborhood will need a lot of money to get out of jail.

Trinidad Gallegos had his first court appearance since his capture Wednesday where a judge set his bond at half a million dollars cash or surety.

Deputies were waiting for Gallegos outside a house on Hattiesburg when he drove up Wednesday there was an altercation and a shootout.

Gallegos fled despite being shot and after about four hours of searching through yards, deputies found him hiding in a woman’s closet.

Gallegos is charged the murder of Sergio Bickham, whose body was found in a tunnel off I-40 near the Route 66 Casino.

Thursday in court, an attorney for Gallegos argued the way police came after him was out of line.

The prosecution argued that Gallegos recently tested positive for meth and that he has a lengthy criminal background and was granted the higher bond.

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