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Charges Filed in Las Cruces Officer Assault Case

Dona Ana County prosecutors have filed charges against a man suspected of assaulting a Las Cruces police officer.

Police arrested 21-year-old Isaac Gutierrez on suspicion of aggravated battery on a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

Police allege Gutierrez attacked an officer while the officer was trying to take Gutierrez into custody last Friday. Gutierrez allegedly struck the officer in the head.

Las Cruces police say the injured officer fired his service revolver and struck Gutierrez in the abdomen. Gutierrez was taken to the hospital and was released Saturday.

The officer has several lacerations to his forehead and required at least 17 stitches. The officer is recovering.



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