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Las Cruces Police arrest man for allegedly duct-taping girlfriend and robbing her

Las Cruces Police have arrested a man for allegedly duct-taping his girlfriend in a hotel room Tuesday afternoon, and stealing her ATM debit card and cell phone.

Wesley James Webb, 28, is charged with one count each of robbery, false imprisonment, battery against a household member and tampering with evidence.

At about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, the front desk clerk at the Super 8 hotel on La Posada Lane received a phone call from a room rented to a 27-year-old woman.

According to the hotel clerk, the woman was screaming for help and claiming that she was in trouble.

The clerk went to the woman’s room, opened the door and observed the woman with duct tape around her legs, wrists and on her neck. The clerk helped free the woman before calling 911.

Las Cruces Police say that Webb and the woman were involved in an on and off relationship and had spent the previous night together at a north Main Street motel.

On Tuesday, the woman received a financial aid check. She told investigators that Webb appeared to be overly interested in it.

The woman told investigators that she deposited the check and rented a room at the Super 8.

Investigators learned that shortly after the woman checked into the hotel, Webb arrived and began asking for money or her ATM card.

Police say that when the woman refused to provide either, Webb bound the woman’s hands and legs with duct tape, and then demanded her ATM card and its personal identification number.

After obtaining both, the man allegedly placed duct tape over the woman’s mouth and left the room.

Police believe Webb tried to use the ATM card but was unsuccessful. Police found and detained Webb a short distance from the hotel.

The 27-year-old woman appeared to have some injuries but declined medical attention.

Webb was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he is initially being held without bond.

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