UPDATED: SWAT Situation in Las Cruces Ends With No Arrests
POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:29am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:30am
LAS CRUCES - No arrests were made Monday night at a SWAT standoff in Las Cruces.
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Deputies and the Special Response Team called it a night at 11:15 p.m. after they determined nobody was inside the home where they believed David Grill, 45, and Michael Strubhar, 42, had barricaded themselves.
A spokeswoman for the Dona Ana County Sherrif's Office said Grill and Strubhar were being served arrest warrants by sheriff's deputies Monday evening near the intersection of Telshor Boulevard and Fairway Drive. When deputies approached the men, they reportedly ran into a home.
Deputies said Grill and Strubhar are accused of kidnapping a woman Saturday from the Budget Motel on Picacho Avenue and taking her into the desert where they allegedly beat her and threatened to kill her if she told police.
The woman was an acquaintance of both men and according to deputies, the victim told police Grill and Strubhar took her cell phone, shoes and coat and left her in the desert.
Grill and Strubhar are wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery and bribery of a witness.
Both men are still at large. Call authorities if you have any information.
LAS CRUCES - Doña Ana county sheriffs are at the scene of a standoff in southeast Las Cruces.
We're told officers were serving a warrant at a home near the intersection of Telshor and Fairway, when two men barricaded themselves inside the home. They've set up a perimeter to negotiate with them; both are wanted in connection to a kidnapping over the weekend, where a female victim was reportedly taken to a desert area and strangled.
No injuries have been reported. Several homes in the area have been evacuated.
Deputies are asking neighbors to stay inside, while the situation continues.
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