James Staley
Las Cruces Sun
March 1, 2014

Carmelo Diaz Jr. / Photo via lcsun-news.com
Carmelo Diaz Jr. / Photo via lcsun-news.com
A Border Patrol agent has been jailed after a late night incident Wednesday in which police allege he threatened his family with a gun, shoved his wife then fatally shot the family dog.

Carmelo Diaz Jr., 44, has been charged with three felonies — two counts of aggravated assault against a family member and extreme animal cruelty — plus misdemeanor battery against a household member, according to a Las Cruces Police Department news release.

Diaz, of the 2500 block of Kentwood Court, is being held at the Doña Ana County Detention Center.

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