Taos Police officers arrested a 37-year-old Taos County man on suspicion of assault and battery against an Auto Zone employee in Taos Saturday night (Nov. 19) over a denied return and refund, according to Taos Police Chief John Wentz.
Christopher Sillas faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery and one count of driving on a revoked driver's license, according to Wentz.
A large number of police officers from the town department, the Taos County Sheriff's Office and New Mexico State Police responded to the report of the alleged assault and battery incident. According to the report, Sillas retrieved a firearm from his vehicle at the time the report was being made.
Wentz said his officers and state police located a Cadillac Escalade Sillas was driving and performed a traffic stop on it, pulling over Sillas in the north side of the Albertsons parking lot a few blocks south of Auto Zone and making the arrest.
No one was injured during the incident, according to Wentz.