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Man Suspected of Using Cane to Injure Victim 2018

Las Cruces police arrested a man on Tuesday who is suspected of using a cane to strike another man over the head, causing several lacerations.

Jorge Vigil-Garcia, 28, is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The charge is a third-degree felony.

Investigators learned that about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, Vigil-Garcia and several friends were in an apartment at 1865 W. Picacho Avenue. At some point, a 45-year-old man confronted Vigil-Garcia who was accused of hitting a woman in the face and giving her a black eye. The two men began to argue when Vigil-Garcia is suspected of arming himself with a metal cane and striking the 45-year-old man’s head and body several times.

The victim received several lacerations to his head and contusions to his body. He fled to another apartment where he called for an ambulance. He was transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Vigil-Garcia was detained by police and subsequently charged with the crime. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he is initially being held without bond.