- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) - The town marshal in the west-central New Mexico town of Magdalena is without his two deputies following their arrests and resignations in a domestic disturbance involving the girlfriend of one of the men.

KRQE-TV reports that 24-year-old Anthony Brookins and 29-year-old Marocco Apachito resigned last weekend after being arrested for using two sets of handcuffs to hogtie Apachito’s girlfriend after she locked her herself in a bathroom and then allegedly kicked and scratched him when he forced his way in.

Marshal Larry Cearley says both deputies “went to jail” after New Mexico State Police responded to the altercation Friday

Online court records don’t list attorneys who could comment on behalf of the former deputies.

Cearly says he’s disappointed that the now-former deputies made a mistake “that cost them their careers.”

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