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Man accused of ramming Santa Fe County sheriff’s vehicles

May 29, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Santa Fe man sought in a domestic violence investigation is jailed and accused of ramming Santa Fe County sheriff’s vehicles, including one with a deputy inside.

A New Mexico State Police statement said 25-year-old Melisco Gallegos was arrested after he returned at a residence where the ramming occurred earlier Monday.

According to the statement, a deputy inside one of vehicles that was rammed fired his weapon but Gallegos was not injured.

The statement said a deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Gallegos remained jailed Wednesday on suspicion of multiple counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, criminal damage to property and resisting, evading or obstructing an arrest.

Court records don’t list defense attorney for Gallegos who could comment on the allegations.