Sentencing date set for Mesalands president

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14 for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry, who on Thursday was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Barry appeared Thursday before Metro Court Judge Edward L Benavidez in Albuquerque, according to court documents.

Barry entered a plea of not guilty. Benavidez found Barry guilty of the offense, which occurred Oct. 16 in Albuquerque, according to the documents.

The case was prosecuted by Second Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson.

Attempts to reach Stinson, Barry and Dean E. Border, Barry’s attorney, were not immediately successful.

Mesalands’ Public Relations Director Kimberly Hanna said neither Barry nor the Mesalands Board of Trustees would comment on the case.