Man Arrested After Attempted Beating & Rape of Las Cruces Woman
Las Cruces police have detained a man suspected of beating and sexually assaulting a woman earlier last week.
A terrifyingly shocking moment for a woman unfolded earlier this week when a man attempted to assault her sexually and is suspected of beating her and breaking her tibia.
According to Public Information Officer Dan Trujillo,
Employees of the dealership told police that a woman ran into their business pleading for help. The woman was bleeding from her mouth, had a broken tibia and various other abrasions.
Police reports indicate that shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday, April 26, Las Cruces police were dispatched to a used car dealership on the 1300 block of North Main Street. Employees of the dealership told police that a woman ran into their business pleading for help and noticed that she was bleeding from her mouth, had a broken tibia, and various other abrasions. Thankfully the unidentified woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to investigators, the woman was at work alone at a massage business on Main Street when: “Larkins entered and walked through the building as if he were looking for someone.” Soon after, the suspect began punching the woman.
The victim told police she assumed that Larkin was there to commit a robbery, so she tried to give him money. Instead, Larkins continued to beat on the woman and stomped on her right leg, fracturing her tibia while attempting to rape her.
Fortunately, the woman was able to escape and run to a nearby used car dealership, where 911 was called. Soon after, while police were on-site investigating the scene, the perpetrator returned to the crime scene and was immediately detained and subsequently booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.
Larkins is charged with one count each of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and attempted criminal sexual penetration, with both charges carrying third-degree felonies.
The investigation continues at this time, with additional charges possibly pending.
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