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Suspect Attacks Female Deputy

A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy ended up in the hospital Wednesday night after a routine traffic stop turned into a lengthy, violent struggle with the driver. Deputy Deanna Young attempted to stop Joshua Reynolds Vigil after he ran a red light and almost hit her car about 10:42 p.m.. Young, a deputy with the county for two and a half years, was starting her graveyard shift for the evening. Instead of pulling over, 28-year old Vigil drove to his home in southwest Albuquerque. Vigil exited the car and the two engaged in a long struggle. “The subject was able to gain control of Deputy Young’s Taser after she tried to tase him,” Dunlap said. “The subject attempted to use the Taser on her but it did not work. He did kick and punch her, attempted to choke her and attempted to take possession of the firearm.” When an Albuquerque Police Department Air One helicopter arrived over the scene, Vigil drove away, and was later apprehended by law enforcement officers and taken into custody.

Source: ABQ Journal