New Mexico nightclub owner sentenced in AR-15 pointing case
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.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com