Reward For Suspect In Las Cruces Stabbing

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who stabbed a woman last Thursday on the campus of New Mexico State University.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ismael Zambrano Chavira, 38, who is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. A $30,000 cash-only bond has been set and New Mexico State University police are considering additional charges again Chavira.

At approximately 7 a.m. on June 10, 2010, New Mexico State University police were called to the parking lot of the greenhouses, at the Arrowhead Research Park on campus, where they found a 38-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds. The victim was airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso for treatment of what turned out to be non-life-threatening injuries.

NMSU-PD investigators learned that Chavira stabbed the woman multiple times and then fled the area in a Dodge car. The vehicle was located Thursday afternoon near the town of Mesquite, in unincorporated Dona Ana County, but the whereabouts of Chavira are still unknown.

Chavira is Hispanic, 5-feet-6-inches tall, and has black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Ismael Zambrano Chavira you are asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.