Santa Fe gas station employees face multiple charges after using vehicle to drag homeless man

Parnall Law News Team

SANTA FE, NM — Two men employed at a southwest Santa Fe gas station have been charged for multiple crimes that involved using a vehicle Monday, December 18, to chain and drag a homeless man, reports KOAT.

The incident was reported at 2829 Agua Fria Street, the address for the Speedway gas station. Santa Fe Police were dispatched to the scene in the evening hours.

One man, 22-year-old Jonathan Gomez, told officials that a man experiencing homelessness was sleeping near the business and that he was having trouble getting the man to leave. He then called assistant manager Adrian Montoya, 31, who was off the clock, to the store for assistance. While they were able to wake the man, he did not comply with the request to leave.

Montoya, who was found to display signs of intoxicated driving, is accused of connecting a chain to the victim using his car to drag him an unspecified distance. Following his arrest, he was booked into Santa Fe Adult Detention Center and was charged with “Aggravated battery, kidnapping, tampering with evidence, aggravated driving while under the influence, and two conspiracy charges to commit kidnapping and aggravated battery.”

Gomez was also arrested for his role and transported to the Santa Fe Police Department. He has been charged with “kidnapping, aggravated battery and two conspiracy charges.”


8 sent to hospital following rollover crash at NE Albuquerque intersection

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Eight people were injured early Sunday due to a two-vehicle wreck near an Interstate 40 offramp in northeast Albuquerque, reports KRQE.

The accident happened at the corner of Cutler Avenue Northeast and San Mateo Boulevard Northeast, just after 12:00 a.m.

While the events leading up to the crash have not been shared, Albuquerque Police said a van transporting eight people overturned.

All of the van’s eight occupants were transported to an area hospital. No information about the severity of the conditions has been released.

An investigation remains underway.


Accident reported on Osuna Rd W in NE Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Authorities were called to a collision Wednesday evening in northeast Albuquerque’s Group Nine Industrial Park area, according to KOB4.

The crash happened at the intersection with Jefferson Street Northeast and was first reported at 6:13 p.m.

As of this writing, no further information regarding the circumstances of the wreck or the involved vehicles has been made available.

It’s unclear whether anyone was seriously hurt or had to be taken to a hospital.

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