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Former district attorney, wife arrested

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 25th, 2013

Courier staff writer

ALAMOSA — A former district attorney and his wife were arrested on Sunday, following a report of an alleged domestic dispute in the 10 block of West Avenue.

Authorities took Peter Leigh Comar into custody for attempting to influence a public servant and resisting arrest. They also arrested and summoned Yvonne E. Comar for domestic violence and harassment.

Police arrived at the scene soon after a dispatcher advised them that a daughter had attacked her mother and was still inside the family’s home. An allegedly suicidal-sounding man they identified as Peter Comar was also threatening to shoot himself if anyone called the cops, according to a police report on the incident.

An Alamosa Police corporal and two officers approached the house in an effort to hear if anything was going on inside, but everything was quiet.

Several minutes later, they heard a man’s voice yelling at them. The man said that nothing was happening, and he told them that they “did not need to be sneaking around” the property, the corporal reported.

Peter Comar, 63, then walked out of the house and continued to yell at the officers, the report stated.

As Comar came down the driveway, the corporal ordered him to stop and raise his hands. Comar lifted his hands in the air, but he failed to stop, according to the report.

The corporal repeated his commands, and this time, Comar complied.

But when the officers approached him, Comar allegedly turned around and began to walk back toward the house. As he did so, he allegedly yelled that the police should just shoot him.

Police eventually placed Comar into handcuffs, but he continued to physically resist them, according to the report.

“(He) stated that if we did not stop he was going to sue us,” the corporal said.

One of Comar’s daughters told police the incident began when her mother grew upset with other family members.

The daughter said that she, her sister and her father left the house at about 4 p.m. on Sunday to run errands. When they returned about two hours later, Yvonne Comar allegedly accused her husband of cheating on her, and then began to call him names, the daughter said.

According to the daughter, everyone in the home was arguing by then, and at some point, Yvonne Comar threw a bottle of fiber mix at her husband, striking him.

After her mother threw the bottle, she lost her balance and fell to the floor, the daughter reported. Yvonne Comar then threw a shoe at her husband, hitting him again, she said.

Peter Comar’s account of the events was consistent with his daughter’s version, the corporal reported.

Yvonne Comar, 56, remains free on a $500 personal recognizance bond, although she remains subject to a pre-trial tracking program. Peter Comar, who currently works in private practice as an attorney, has posted a $10,000 bond, according to court records.

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