GRANT COUNTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER DRIVEWAY ALTERCATION

GRANT COUNTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER DRIVEWAY ALTERCATION

A Grant County man – on probation for residential burglary, larceny, criminal damage to property, and tampering with evidence – was arrested Tuesday at noon after an alleged violent confrontation with his girlfriend.

Investigators believe that Michael M. Reyes, 30, drove to his girlfriend’s house in the 8900 block of Corona on the East Mesa at about 11:30 a.m. and allegedly prevented her from leaving her home after he blocked the driveway with his vehicle.

As she tried to drive away, Reyes allegedly punched through the driver’s side window and tried pulling her out by her leg while striking her with his fists.

The woman’s car was still in gear, and rolled forward on its own until it came to a stop after being high-centered on a wooden beam in her front yard.

Another woman, reportedly the victim’s sister, who heard the altercation, tried to stop Reyes. Reyes allegedly threatened the sister, as well.

During the incident, the victim was able to call police, after which Reyes fled.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department duties located Reyes at the Albertson’s on N. Main Street, where he was taken into custody.

Reyes is being held at the Doña Ana County Detention Center, where he is charged with probation violation, battery against a household member, false imprisonment, criminal damage to property and assault.

Because he was on probation at the time of his arrest and was not given permission to travel outside of Grant County, he is being held without bond.

According to records, Reyes was convicted in April 2011 of aggravated battery against a household member after pleading no contest from an original charge on March 14, 2011. The incident involved the same victim.