Man gets 16-year prison term for 2 Alamogordo criminal cases
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of eight felony charges for his involvement in two criminal cases in Alamogordo has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Michael Cook was sentenced Monday.
He was convicted of non-residential burglary and possession of a controlled substance in a 2017 case.
Cook was accused of breaking into a storage shed and stealing.
Authorities found the items in his truck along with 2 grams of methamphetamine.
In March 2018, Alamogordo police were called about a house being broken into and severely damaged and a car among many missing items.
A cellphone was found and authorities discovered Cook was the owner.
Cook pleaded guilty or no contest to residential burglary, receiving stolen property, larceny and other charges.