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Las Cruces police charge man with attempted murder, kidnapping

Update: According to court documents, officers spoke with a witness who claimed to have seen Strausser, fully naked, grab his girlfriend's neck from behind.

The girlfriend tried to get away and was screaming, the witness told officers. He then allegedly pulled her into a shed near the intersection of Foster and Idaho.

The officers noticed injuries to the girlfriend's face and neck. Court documents state that she told officers Strausser choked her at least once during the fight.

The girlfriend told police that Strausser allegedly threatened to kill her before chocking her.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Las Cruces Police Department officers arrested 29-year-old Dakota Strausser on multiple charges October 29, 2023.

According to jail records, Strausser is charged with capital attempted murder in the second degree, kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated battery against a household member causing great bodily harm, failure to appear, and court commitment.

Officers arrested Strausser and booked him into the Dona Ana County Detention Center later in the day on October 29. He made his first court appearance on October 31. As of November 1, he remains in custody.

ABC-7 is working to learn what led up to Strausser's arrest. Check back for updates.

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