Haiyan Deng

Haiyan Deng

A woman arrested near Edgewood will be extradited to New York to face homicide charges, New Mexico State Police announced Thursday.

Haiyan Deng, 31, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 on the side of Interstate 40, police said.

A state police officer stopped to check on Deng while she was stopped with two flat tires.

Deng matched the description of a homicide suspect wanted by the New York Police Department. She resisted when the officer tried to take her into custody, but a passerby stopped to help the officer until Torrance County sheriff's deputies arrived, according to police.

State police charged Deng with resisting, evading and obstructing an officer.

(1) comment

Kirk Holmes

The “passerby” needs to be given recognition for their support of Law Enforcement.

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