The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A former Las Cruces police officer has accepted a plea deal in accusations that he tampered with records.
Anthony Coble accepted the deal and received a suspended sentence yesterday.
The 40-year-old former officer entered an Alford plea to two misdemeanor counts of attempting to commit a felony by tampering with public records.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges he could be convicted.
Coble was accused of disposing of citations after stopping a woman in 2005.
According to court records, she told investigators Coble offered to tear up the tickets in exchange for a kiss and a hug.