Couple Attacked at Midland Apartment Complex, Suspect Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Police say a jealous ex-boyfriend is behind a vicious attack at a Midland apartment complex.

Police were called to the Chaparral Apartments a little after eight on Thursday morning.

According to police, 17-year-old Henry Vela walked into an unlocked apartment, and attacked 33-year old Roy Ramirez, and 22 year-old Holly Maldonado, who is Vela's ex-girlfriend.

We're told Vela hit Ramirez in the head with a metal object and broke Maldonado's nose.

Both were taken to the hospital.

Ramirez is listed in critical condition.

Vela is charged with aggravated assault.

He is being held without bond.