Deputies Say Man Threatened Girlfriend with Shovel in Front of Child
POSTED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 8:47am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 8:52am
DONA ANA COUNTY - A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a shovel because she tried texting his wife on Monday, said investigators with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 24-year-old Gerardo Soto on charges of aggravated assault against a household member.
Deputies say Soto held the shovel like a spear to threaten his 29-year-old girlfriend after she tried texting Soto's wife to let her know he was at her house.
This all happened in front of the girlfriend's 6-year-old son, who asked Soto to not hurt his mom, according to investigators.
Soto took off before deputies arrived. Investigators think Soto may be in El Paso or Las Cruces.