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Man wanted since vehicle chase, gunfire on Friday arrested

SANTA FE, N.M. — Carlos B. Alonso-Villa, 26, who has been at large since a Friday incident that included a deputy firing shots at a truck that Alonso-Villa was driving, was arrested Monday night, the Santa Fe County sheriff’s office says.

He was wanted for aggravated assault on a peace officer and aggravated fleeing of an officer. He’s accused of evading a traffic stop, leading the deputy on a car chase and striking the deputy’s patrol car with a truck.

Sheriff’s detectives received information that Alonso-Villa had contacted family members via cell phone, a move which provided authorities with his location.

“Detectives established surveillance of the location,” says a sheriff’s office news release. “Shortly thereafter detectives observed a vehicle departing the house that was under surveillance. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a high-risk stop of the vehicle and detained two males, one of which was Alonso-Villa. He was taken into custody and booked into the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility.”

The driver of the vehicle was released.

In the Friday incident, court documents filed say, Deputy Blaine Lattin was patrolling N.M. 599 about 1:30 a.m. when he attempted to stop a speeding 2007 Ford F-150 pickup.

The driver, later identified as Alonso-Villa, did not stop and led the officer on an 80 mile-per-hour chase, according to an affidavit filed with his arrest warrant. The driver hit a dead end at Dail Circle and Willy Road off Agua Fria.

Lattin stepped out of his patrol car before Alonso-Villa first sideswiped the car, then started to head for the deputy himself, the affidavit states.

“It was at this time Deputy Lattin feared for his life and/or safety and fired three (3) rounds from his duty issued service weapon striking the truck in the area of the driver’s side door,” the affidavit adds.

The truck, which according to the affidavit belonged to a friend, continued for about 200 yards before Alonso-Villa got out and ran. A female passenger in the truck was detained.

Alonso-Villa already was facing an arrest warrant issued in November 2017. Court documents say he didn’t appear at a compliance hearing relating to a 2016 case in which he later pled guilty to attempting to receive stolen property.