Robbery of Cannabis Facility | Santa Fe New Mexican Article by Phaedra Haywood
According to court records, Jose Nava, one of the other men whose names were mentioned in connection with the case faced charges almost identical to Barela’s until September 21. The the district attorney dismissed them. A man whom Prentice identified as someone who had placed himself at the crime scene and identified the others in 2015 does not appear to have been charged in the case.
Nava’s attorney, Stephen Aarons, said Monday the charges against Nava were dismissed after the informant who placed Nava at the scene recanted. Aarons also said Nava had a “pretty ironclad alibi” that he was at work when the robbery happened.