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LCPD: Man beat ex-girlfriend on Valentine’s Day and stole her money

Las Cruces Police arrested a man who allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend while she was holding their two-month-old son. Further, the man allegedly stole the woman’s money on Valentine’s Day.

Police charged Alexander Ray Madrid, 26, with a third-degree felony count of robbery, a third-degree felony count of aggravated battery against a household member and a misdemeanor count of battery against a household member.

According to investigators, Madrid was supposed to deliver baby formula at his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 200 block of Three Crosses Avenue for their two-month-old son. Madrid showed up to her home at around 1 a.m. February 14, 2019, without the formula. He was allegedly let inside the woman’s home.

Madrid and the woman then allegedly got into an argument that escalated quickly. Investigators said Madrid punched the woman multiple times while she was holding their son. He then allegedly struck her, causing her to fall and allegedly began to kick here while she was on the floor. Investigators said Madrid straddled her and then place both hands around her neck in an attempt at strangling her.

Madrid allegedly stopped attacking the victim to answer a phone call. Investigators said Madrid took $50, a pre-paid debit card containing $40 and an electronic benefit transfer card belonging to the victim.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries but appeared to have multiple bruises to her face, back and neck when she spoke to police.

Madrid was arrested Friday, Feb. 22. He is being held on a $1,000 bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center.

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