A woman who became enraged because her boyfriend didn't buy her a 40-ounce bottle of beer stabbed him in the arm after striking him in the back with a TV tray and a chair, investigators said.
Doña Ana County sheriff's deputies on Thursday afternoon were dispatched to a home in the 9500 block of Butterfield Boulevard, where investigators said Alexa Monet Rodriguez, 22, threw a 3-pound hand weight at the victim with such force that it became lodged in the wall.
Investigators said Rodriguez then grabbed a 14-inch stainless steel knife and chased her boyfriend around the house, stabbing him once in the arm. Rodriguez then threw the knife at the victim and fled the scene, but was later apprehended, deputies said.
The couple moved to Las Cruces from Farmington, N.M., about three months ago.
Rodriguez was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon and two counts of battery against a household member. Magistrate Judge Richard Silva set Rodriguez's bond at $15,000 cash.
The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.