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Police: Drug suspect attacked mom

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By The Staff

A Las Vegas man is alleged to have attacked his mother and threatened his wife, state police said.

The man was also found to have been carrying crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court.

Pedro Griego, 27, was charged with battery on a household member, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting officers, bringing contraband into a jail and criminal damage to the property of a household member.

Around 7 p.m. Feb. 13, state police received a report of domestic violence at a house in the Los Montoyas area, which is near U.S. Highway 84.

When state police arrived, they found an upset mother and father. The woman said her son had been abusive to them and his wife, the complaint states.

Griego allegedly threatened his wife by saying that he would beat her up unless she got in their car. He also grabbed his mother’s shirt and ripped it, taking off all the buttons with the exception of the very top one, according to police.

Griego and his wife, Jolin F. Medina, left in a red Grand Am, with Medina behind the wheel. A state police officer tried to stop the couple, but they would not pull over, reaching speeds of 90 mph on U.S. 84 and County Road B27, the complaint states.

When Medina pulled onto a muddy road, she crashed into a fence and rock on the side of the road, police said.

After the car crashed, Griego ran away, but he was soon captured, according to the complaint.

Officers could smell alcohol from Medina’s breath, and she admitted to having two beers and three glasses of wine, police said. She told officers that she didn’t stop because she was scared her husband would hit her.

She was charged with DWI.

Both Griego and Medina were taken to the county jail. At the lockup, jailers found that Griego had a baggie of crack cocaine; it reportedly fell out from his boxer shorts, the complaint states.