No. 13787.

648 P.2d 309 (1982)

98 N.M. 270

STATE of New Mexico, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. John AMADOR and Cotton Belt Insurance Company, Defendants-Appellants, and Finn Lee Patton, Defendant.

Supreme Court of New Mexico.

July 13, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hinkle, Cox, Eaton, Coffield & Hensley, Paul J. Kelly, Jr., Richard E. Olson, Roswell, for defendants-appellants.

Jeff Bingaman, Atty. Gen., Andrea B. McCarty, Asst. Atty. Gen., Santa Fe, for plaintiff-appellee.


PAYNE, Justice.

Finn Lee Patton (the defendant) was charged with assault with the intent to commit criminal sexual penetration in the second degree, pursuant to Section 30-3-3, N.M.S.A. 1978. The bondsman, John Amador, an agent of Cotton Belt Insurance Co., posted $10,000 bond to secure the defendant's release. When the defendant failed to appear for trial, the district court issued a bench warrant for his arrest, declared the bond to be forfeited...

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