ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The man suspected of trying to help his girlfriend escape from custody faced a judge Saturday.
Armando Garcia is facing serious charges after deputies say he almost took things too far to help out his girlfriend.
Police say while Garcia waited outside the Probation and Parole Division Office around 10 a.m. on Friday, his girlfriend was inside trying to cheat on a urine test to avoid being hauled off to jail.
Garcia was parked on Monte Vista NE waiting to pick up Samantha Amos when officers went to investigate the car for evidence that Amos was trying to falsify a urine test.
When officers went to investigate initially Garcia started talking to the officer,
But he then started revving the engine and took off forcing an officer to jump out of the way.
Garcia was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon but so far isn't facing any charges in his girlfriend's attempted escape.
His bail has been set at $15,000
Amos will likely face charges for escaping custody, fleeing from an officer and violating probation.
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