On May 19, 2020 at approximately 1:00 AM, Angel Miguel Leyva was stopped by a Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office deputy for driving on the wrong side of the road. This incident occurred on Hwy 404 near Anthony, New Mexico.
The deputy decided to approach Leyva’s vehicle from the passenger side instead of the driver’s side of the vehicle. Leyva was observed holding a shotgun which was pointed out the driver’s side window. The deputy immediately took cover and a felony stop was conducted.
Leyva was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and negligent use of a firearm. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center.