Psych evaluation ordered for burglar

MAGDALENA, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of breaking into several homes, including a county marshal’s, must undergo a psychological evaluation.

According to the El Defensor Chieftain, 22-year-old Timmy Leyba’s case in now on hold.

The Chieftain reports Magdalena Marshal Larry Cearley was one of Leyba’s victims on March 9. He and his wife were both assaulted by Leyba.

This was after Leyba was accused of assaulting his own relatives.

Leyba was arrested on multiple felony charges.

If found competent, Leyba will go to court for a preliminary hearing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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