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Police: Hobbs man arrested after hitting car, threatening driver with gun

Police: Hobbs man arrested after hitting car, threatening driver with gun

David Lynch
November 30, 2017 11:12 AM

HOBBS, N.M. – Police say a Hobbs man has been arrested after he hit a car then fled, and later threatened the victim with a gun after being confronted.

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It all happened early Tuesday afternoon, police say, when 18-year-old Trevor Cunningham followed too closely to the victim’s car before eventually hitting it and fleeing. He later tried to justify his actions by telling police he had “other things to do and did not think anything of the accident.”

Police say the victim – who also had a 5-year-old in the car – pursued Cunningham until he came to a stop at a parking lot, where he then “pointed a rifle at the victim and her child, who were still in the vehicle.”

The suspect then fled into a business close by, but was later arrested. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, abandonment of abuse of a child and criminal damage to property.

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