Man charged with shooting at police officers

Man charged with shooting at police officers

From the Las Vegas Optic

A San Miguel County man wanted for firing at police officers turned himself in Wednesday, according to New Mexico State Police.

Marcos F. Aragon, 30, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon after being charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and other charges.

Hours earlier, around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Mexico State Police responded to a home southwest of I-25 and US-84, in rural San Miguel County, after receiving a report that a man had threatened to shoot someone. When officers arrived, a man told them he and his daughter had been riding recreational vehicles near the roadway when a pickup truck nearly hit his daughter. The man said the passenger in that pickup was yelling at them, and that he threatened to shoot them with a rifle, according to an arrest affidavit filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court.