Las Cruces Man Arrested for Assault

Las Cruces Man Arrested for Assault
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:04am

LAS CRUCES- 27 year-old Joe Elevino Rodriguez is charged with assault, after he attacked two teenagers and stole a bicycle Tuesday evening.

Police charged Rodriguez with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of battery, larceny, concealing his identity, and resisting or evading and officer.

Police say it started when Rodriguez approached the two teens and asked to use the telephone.  When they refused, he tried to steal a bicycle, and threatened the teens with a large rock.

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