POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:06am
UPDATED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 5:43pm
CHAPARRAL, N.M. — A man is behind bars after deputies say he attacked two men with a knife after an argument over an ex-girlfriend escalated in Chaparral.
Investigators determined that the altercation began in northeast El Paso when Ruben Zarazua, Jr. and another man got into a physical altercation about a mutual ex-girlfriend.
Their argument continued over the phone and they began to make threats toward one another. That’s when deputies say Zarazua allegedly went to the other man’s home, exited his vehicle with a knife and started swinging.
The victim received a minor laceration under his bottom lip. His brother was also injured during the fight, receiving minor scratches to his right arm and stomach.
Zarazua was arrested and transported to the Doña Ana County Detention Center on two charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.