Green Jeans burglary suspect back behind bars after issued warrant

Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A suspect in a string of burglaries is back behind bars just hours after he was released from jail.

Earlier this week Nicholas Smith, 23, was arrested in connection to five burglaries at Green Jeans Farmery near Carlisle and I-40.

Soon after he was released, police arrested him on a warrant.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered him released without bond, citing new court rules implemented just this month.

Thursday night, there was a warrant out for Smith’s arrest stemming from new burglary charges.

In a criminal complaint, police say Smith broke into a gas station near Carlisle and Menaul five times since April. They say a manager saw Smith on the news, arrested for the Green Jeans robberies, and recognized him as the burglar she saw on surveillance.

Police reviewed that footage and say it’s Smith.

Smith appeared in court Friday afternoon on the new charges. He is being held without bond until a hearing in District Court where prosecutors plan to argue he should remain without bond because he is such a nuisance to the community.

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