HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is in custody after he is accused of pointing a gun at a New Mexico sheriff Wednesday morning. According to the Lea County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Corey Helton was off-duty driving along College Lane in Hobbs. That’s when a man stepped into the middle of the road and pointed what turned out to be an air rifle directly at him three times.
Story Continues Below
- Crime: Albuquerque man can avoid jail time by leading police to woman’s remains
- Albuquerque: Illegal roadside car lot in NW Albuquerque finally cleaned up
- Weather: Staying windy and cooler Wednesday
- New Mexico: Sierra County Sheriff: Hot Springs High School hazing incident was assault
- Español: KRQE En Español: Martes 26 de Octubre 2021
Sheriff Helton back his car away and say the man then pointed the rifle at another car before setting it down and running off. Deputies tracked the man down and arrested him. They have not released his identity. The sheriff’s office says the air rifle had been stolden from the front seat of a Polaris parked at a nearby home.