CHAMA — A New Mexico police officer is facing charges after deputies found his girlfriend bleeding from the head.
KRQE-TV reported that Cuba Police Officer Christopher Blea was arrested Saturday evening following a phone call from a neighbor.
Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Officer Major Randy Sanches said an argument between Blea and his girlfriend turned violent and allegedly Blea pointed a weapon at himself and then his girlfriend.
Blea has been with the Cuba Police Department for a few months and previously worked with New Mexico State Police and the Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office.
Sanches said Blea lost his job with the Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office because of his history with domestic violence.
Blea is charged with aggravated battery and assault, and false imprisonment. It’s not known if he had an attorney.