Las Cruces Sun
March 1, 2014
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.