Man arrested in Mesilla bar stabbing

Man arrested in Mesilla bar stabbing
Doña Ana County Detention Center
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:12pm

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s arrested a Las Cruces man after he is believed to have stabbed another man outside a Mesilla bar Wednesday.

Sheriff's investigators said a group of men were reportedly drinking at Palacio Bar on Avenida de Mesilla when according to witnesses, another group of men entered the bar and got in a verbal argument.

The men reportedly went outside and got in a fight.

Court documents allege Gregorio Uranga, 31, grabbed one of the men and wrestled him to the ground.

The 35-year-old victim told investigators everyone involved got in their vehicles and left the scene shortly after the fight broke up.

A few minutes later the victim reportedly had a hard time breathing and realized he had been stabbed.

The man was taken to a Las Cruces hospital where he was treated for two stab wounds and a punctured lung, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Uranga has been with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon is being held on a $10,000 surety bond.
Investigators would still like to talk with witnesses who were at the Palacio Bar Wednesday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, (575) 525-8810.

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