Man Charged with Threatening Pedestrians with a Knife

Man Charged with Threatening Pedestrians with a Knife

POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:15pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:16pm

Las Cruces Police arrested a 22-year-old who used a knife to threaten four other men late Wednesday evening.

Daniel Scott Nichols, of the 5200 block of Comanche Trail, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, Las Cruces Police were called to Hadley Avenue, near Unidad Park, where the incident is believed to have occurred.

Detectives learned that Nichols was with two other men in a pickup traveling westbound on Hadley when they passed a group of young men who were walking eastbound. As the pickup passed by, one of its occupants jumped out and started a physical altercation with one of the young men.

Witnesses told detectives that Nichols then exited the pickup, pulled out a knife and used it to threaten four of the young men.

No major injuries were reported.

Nichols and his two friends left the area but were subsequently detained by police for questioning. Nichols was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000.


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