Dona Ana Co. Deputy assaulted at NMSU game

Dona Ana Co. Deputy assaulted at NMSU game

POSTED: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:21am

UPDATED: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 5:41pm

LC CrimeStoppers asking for public's help in finding persons involved in incident

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers and the Dona Ana Sheriff's Office are searching for several people who attacked a deputy at last week's UTEP-NMSU game.

According to Las Cruces Police, a uniformed deputy from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a foot pursuit with a young man who had just assaulted another person.

Officials say as the deputy chased the man through the student tailgate lot, just east of Aggie Memorial Stadium, the deputy tripped and fell underneath a canopy. Before the deputy could get up, he was violently attacked by onlookers who struck and kicked him multiple times.

The deputy was injured and unable to immediately identify any of the group who attacked him.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the persons who physically assaulted a deputy during last Saturday’s football game at New Mexico State University.

Anyone with information that can help identify those who attacked the deputy are asked to contact Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.

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