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Husband and Wife Charged with BB Gun Drive-by Shooting

Husband and Wife Charged with BB Gun Drive-by Shooting
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POSTED: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 10:14am

UPDATED: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 11:19am

LAS CRUCES - Police have charged a husband and wife after it was determined they used a BB gun to commit a drive-by shooting.

Jeremy Marta and Samielle “Mia” Diaz-Marta, both 20 and of the 5300 block of Sierra Vista Avenue, are charged with one count each of aggravated assault using a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit an aggravated assault. Both counts are fourth-degree felonies.

Las Cruces Police detectives learned that shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, Jeremy and Samielle Marta, in a Nissan Pathfinder driven by Jeremy, were on Bataan Memorial East when they pulled up along side a vehicle carrying Jeremy’s ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend. After yelling profanities at the victims, Samielle Marta grabbed a BB gun and fired several shots at the other vehicle.

The victims’ vehicle was struck several times but no injuries were reported.

Police found Jeremy and Samielle Marta a short time later at their residence. The CO2-powered BB gun was located and taken into evidence.

Jeremy Marta and Samielle Diaz-Marta were both transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bonds set at $10,000 each.
 

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