Deputy Foils Escape

Deputy Foils Escape
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:12am

ANTHONY, NM - A Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputy foiled an escape attempt but not without a fight.

The deputy heard strange sounds coming from a holding cell at the Anthony substation and investigated the noise.

A suspect, 22-year-old Edgar Baltazar, had moved his handcuffs from the back to the front.

Investigators say that while being rehandcuffed, Baltazar swung at the deputy and headbutted him.

Another deputy arrived to restrain Baltazar.

The deputy suffered a cut lip and bloody nose.

Baltazar is charged with battery on a peace officer and attempted escaped...both felonies.

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