Las Cruces man accused of hitting father with baseball bat

Posted at: 03/25/2013 11:00 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces man accused of beating his father with an aluminum baseball bat during a dispute has been arrested.

Police tell the Las Cruces Sun-News that 27-year-old Vincent Lopez became upset as his parents were arguinh Thursday, punched his 52-year-old father until he briefly lost consciousness and struck his father several times with the bat.

The father had bruises on his back, shoulders and head, but his injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

Lopez is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery against a household member and evading or obstructing a peace officer. 

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