INVESTIGATORS SEARCH FOR MAN WANTED IN MACHETE ASSAULT

INVESTIGATORS SEARCH FOR MAN WANTED IN MACHETE ASSAULT

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for a Vado man wanted for an alleged assault near the Vado Truck Stop on April 14, 2012.

According to a report, Jose Guadalupe Mendoza, 30, allegedly attacked two individuals with a machete around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, wounding one person. Mendoza reportedly fled the scene. The victim was not seriously injured.

Mendoza is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set Tuesday at $15,000 by Judge Oscar Frietze.

Investigators believe Mendoza may still be in the Vado area. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, (575) 525-8859.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.