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Hobbs Man Behind Bars on Charges of Beating Another Man With Metal Pry Bar

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NewsWest 9

A Hobbs man remains behind bars on charges of beating another man with a metal pry bar.

Police say 39-year-old Eric Lopez was going over to a friend's house to take her to the store when he saw the victim, Alex Rojas.

Witnesses say Lopez started choking Rojas and threatened to kill him before grabbing a metal bar and hitting Rojas in the back with it.

We're told Lopez started to pick up a metal chair to continue the attack when a woman tried to step in.

She was punched in the face by Lopez.

Lopez is facing several charges of aggravated assault and battery.

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