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Posted on: November 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Woman Suspected of Using Vehicle as Weapon in Sunday Incident

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Las Cruces police arrested a woman suspected of intentionally ramming her vehicle into a home Sunday while trying to run over two women who know her ex-boyfriend.


Amanda Gonzales, 25, of the 2200 block of Holiday Avenue, is charged with two fourth-degree felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a fourth-degree felony count of criminal damage to property over $1,000. Gonzalez is also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct.


Shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a vehicle that crashed into a home on the 1000 block of Chitamancha Road. Officers arrived to find Gonzales’ gray 2015 Nissan Altima lodged on the rock landscaping just outside the home. Officer also noticed considerable damage to the home and another vehicle parked nearby.


Investigators learned Gonzales drove to the home to confront her ex-boyfriend who was there with his new girlfriend. Investigators learned that the ex-boyfriend, his new girlfriend, and her roommate awoke to the sounds of Gonzales pounding on all the windows as she walked around the home.


The three occupants of the home went outside to see what was going on. Investigators learned Gonzales punched her ex-boyfriend. At some point, the three occupants of the home went indoors while Gonzales got into her Nissan Altima, drove toward the home, and rammed into it near the front door. The three victims went back outside and were standing on the walkway when Gonzales reportedly accelerated toward them, forcing them to jump to safety.


After the second crash into the home, investigators learned, Gonzales put her vehicle into reverse and backed into a vehicle parked nearby. Her Altima then got lodged onto the rock landscaping in front of the home and she was unable to free it. No major physical injuries were reported during the incident.


Gonzales was detained on the scene and ultimately booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where she is initially being held without bond.

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