A Las Vegas man stands accused of repeatedly ramming another man’s car last week.
Steven Quintana, 31, 205 Commerce St., was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.
Shortly before 6 p.m. last Wednesday, Quintana, in a blue pickup truck, followed another man driving on Commerce Street, according to documents filed in Magistrate Court. After a few blocks, Quintana struck the victim’s car a number of times, police said.
The complaint states that the officer found out that Quintana had two of his friends take his pickup truck to a ranch outside Las Vegas in an apparent attempt to keep it away from the police. An officer saw the truck as it was leaving Quintana’s property, police said.
A Magistrate Court judge set Quintana’s bond at $10,000 cash-only.
In another recent case, Richard Encinias, 26, 1704 Seventh St., was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a June 19 incident.
According to a criminal complaint in Magistrate Court, a victim reported that Encinias was following him on Grand Avenue, making gestures. The victim said Encinias was apparently angry because the victim had dated the suspect’s former girlfriend, police said.
The complaint states that Encinias tried to run the other man off the road a number of times, at one point on the Gallinas River bridge.
According to the New Mexico courts web site, Encinias was charged in May with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and aggravated stalking.