ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of hitting an Albuquerque police officer in the face with a stun gun while on a city bus is now a wanted man.
George Baca was going to be sentenced Monday but was nowhere to be found.
In January, George Baca agreed to a plea deal and underwent a mental evaluation. With Monday’s no-show, it is now the third bench warrant that’s been issued for his arrest.
Video from December 2014 shows Albuquerque Police Officer Charles Chavez getting onto a city bus on Central Ave. He was looking for George Baca who police say had just broken into a home using a stun gun on a blind man.
Officer Chavez became his next victim when Baca struck the officer in the face with the stun gun, leaving him badly injured.
Baca failed to appear again in court last year, and after agreeing to a plea deal in January he failed to appear again this September, making Monday the third failure to appear in court.
At his hearing in January, Baca pleaded no contest to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, as well as aggravated battery upon a police officer with a deadly weapon.
With the new warrant for arrest, once Baca is brought in he will be forced to see the judge.
The plea deal Baca agreed to earlier this year came with a maximum sentence of four years in prison.