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

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

Staff Report
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.