It’s good to be the City Manager’s son.

At least that’s what some folks are saying in the city of Roswell, N.M.

Controversy surrounds the quick release of Michael Capps – the son of Roswell’s City Manager John Capps – after he was booked for resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to a report by local news affiliate KOAT, the 29-year-old Capps was arrested on the 4th of July after running over a police motorcycle with his car, then fleeing the scene.

Judge Larry Loy , quoted in the article, said there was no intent to hide the arrest but that he did receive a call from the City Manager wanting to know if his son would be released on his own recognizance. He maintains he didn’t do anything illegal.

Roswell Police Officer Travis Holly told KOAT that, “In 12 years, maybe twice I’ve had a judge have somebody released on their own recognizance.”

The article quotes residents upset with the special treatment.

Police refilled the charges on Tuesday and re-arrested Capps on Wednesday.

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