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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Las Cruces man pleads guilty to cyberstalking and ramming gates at White Sands

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Anthony Clark Davila Garza, 39, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court on April 6 to cyberstalking and destruction of government property.

            According to the plea agreement and other court records, on April 1, 2018, Davila Garza used a vehicle to ram and severely damage metal entry gates at White Sands Missile Range, a United States Army facility in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. Davila Garza also admitted in his plea that on Aug. 19, 2019, he posted a threat on Facebook, making specific reference to certain individuals. When one of the individuals responded to ask why Davila Garza would make such a threat, Davila Garza contacted the individual by making a voice call through Facebook’s Messenger feature and reiterated the threat.

            Davila Garza faces up to five years in prison for cyberstalking and up to ten years for destruction of government property. He will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

            The FBI investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron O. Jordan is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
21-81
Updated April 27, 2021