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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A man accused of beating, and threatening his girlfriend and abusing their 11-month-old son was arrested Monday in a home covered in animal feces, police said.EKCmHCgn

Police said Manuel Tellez-Edmond pointed a loaded handgun at his 21-year-old girlfriend and threatened to kill her Saturday.

The victim was so afraid of Tellez-Edmond that she didn’t report the incident until she went to work Monday.

The man’s mother, who lives in the same home on the 400 block of Picacho Avenue, also feared her son.

Police said Tellez-Edmond, 18, refused to allow his son or his girlfriend to bathe, and the 11-month-old had only been bathed four times in his life and wasn’t taken to see a physician as needed.

Tellez-Edmond was known to have firearms and use meth, so a SWAT team was called to the home to serve an arrest warrant, police said.

After 5 p.m., Tellez-Edmond was arrested without incident.

Inside the home, authorities found 15 pets, animal feces and urine throughout the home, 5.8 grams of meth, drug paraphernalia used to distribute meth, two airsoft guns, two handguns and two rifles, police said.

The home did not have any means of heating water and electricity was only functional in a portion of the residence, police said.

The animals, which were mostly dogs, were taken to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.

Tellez –Edmond was charged with two counts of aggravated battery against a household member and one count each of kidnapping, intentional child abuse, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center without bond.








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