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LCPD: Man struck ex-girlfriend with baseball bat during road rage incident

Police charged the man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend with a baseball bat following a road-rage incident with two felonies.

Felix Montoya, 28, of the 9400 block of Butterfield Boulevard in Dona Ana County, is charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Child Abuse.

Investigators say Montoya and his ex-girlfriend were driving separate vehicles east along Highway 70 at about 4 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017.

The woman, driving a pickup with three passengers, told police Montoya was tailgating her when she ‘brake-checked,’ causing his vehicle to strike the back of her truck.

Montoya passed her pickup, drove in front of the truck and allegedly did the same thing, causing the woman’s pickup to strike his car.

Police said both vehicles came to a stop on the highway.

At that point, Montoya allegedly grabbed an aluminum baseball bat and used it to strike the woman, who had exited her truck.

Montoya allegedly used the baseball bat to strike the rear, driver’s-side window of the woman’s pickup. Police say the shattered glass caused small cuts to the forehead of a 13-year-old boy riding in the back seat of the pickup.

The boy and the woman suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police arrested Montoya and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center, where he’s being held without bond.

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