Couple's Argument Escalates to Stabbing, Woman Charged

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 5:39pm

LAS CRUCES — What started as an argument between a Las Cruces couple led to a stabbing and subsequent arrest of the woman believed to have been responsible for the assault.

Myrna Calderon Medrano, 46, faces one count of aggravated battery for Saturday morning's incident. According to the report, her 45-year-old boyfriend was found lying in the middle of the roadway intersecting Picacho Avenue and 17th Street suffering from a puncture wound to the back and a head injury. He was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers subsequently located Medrano apparently passed out in a vehicle nearby and detained her for questioning.

Las Cruces Police detectives determined that Medrano and her boyfriend were arguing at their motel room when she used a knife to stab him at least once in the back. The two continued arguing and when Medrano started to leave the area in the Ford Tempo, her boyfriend jumped on the hood of the car.

Medrano drove off with her boyfriend on the hood of the vehicle. The victim fell off at the intersection of Picacho Avenue and 17th Street and Medrano continued driving. The victim’s head injury is believed to have been caused when he fell off the vehicle.

Medrano was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $25,000.

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