An Anthony, N.M. man was arrested Monday evening on charges that he assaulted his wife. At approximately 6:15 p.m., Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives were called to the 3000 block of Opitz Road in Anthony after Heriberto Vasquez-Gutierrez reported that his wife had fallen. Emergency medical crews who also responded noticed the woman’s injuries were not consistent with a fall.

            During the course of an initial investigation, Vasquez-Gutierrez told detectives he had been arguing with his wife earlier and the argument escalated.

            The woman was transported to an El Paso-area hospital with severe head trauma and a laceration to her neck.

            Vasquez-Gutierrez was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Doña Ana County Detention Center where he is being held without bond on one count of attempted murder.

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