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New Mexico nightclub owner sentenced in AR-15 pointing case

May 23, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former nightclub owner accused of pulling an AR-15 on a woman outside of a Las Cruces restaurant has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Robert Burnham was sentenced this week after pleaded guilty on May 10 to one count of aggravated assault.

Burnham owned Boots and Bourbon, a popular Las Cruces nightclub that shuttered its doors days after his arrest last year.

Police say Burnham pulled out the rifle and pointed it at a woman during an argument. Court documents say Burnham was allegedly a no-show for a date.

Burnham told police that he had recently won the rifle in a raffle and was just moving it inside his car.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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