Woman involved in SWAT standoff refused to vacate home after divorce


Wednesday’s Cedar Crest SWAT standoff that ended with a woman being shot by deputies was most likely triggered by a contentious divorce.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says they were serving an eviction notice to Yvette Curry‘s home off Rainier Court.

They say Curry would only talk with deputies through a window and then began shooting at them which resulted in an hours-long standoff.

Deputies say Curry came out of the house at one point and pointed a gun in the direction of deputies. That’s when at least one deputy fired back.

Curry made it back inside her home but eventually called 911 and told them she was hit.

Court documents show Curry and her husband divorced in 2016 and the settlement stipulated the home was to be sold and the profits divided, but Curry refused to help facilitate the sale of the home.

On May 10, she was given 30 days to vacate.

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