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.