Regional
2:22 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Four At Las Cruces Party

Las Cruces – A Sunday morning party-turned-fight at a home in north Las Cruces resulted in six young adults being transported to area hospitals with stab wounds and one suspect behind bars.

Pablo Guillen-Pinales, 21, of the 4200 block of Calle del Centro in unincorporated Dona Ana County, was arrested and charged with stabbing four of the party-goers. Guillen is charged with four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with evidence.

It is still unknown who was responsible for the other two stabbings that occurred at the party.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, Las Cruces Police were called to a residence on the 1100 block of Gunsight Peak Drive where six young men had been stabbed after several fights broke out during a Halloween party.

Police learned that the six victims, all young men in their late teens or early 20's, were being treated for stab wounds. Three of the victims were airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

LCPD detectives learned that a resident of the home was attempting to evict from the backyard party several unwanted attendees including Guillen. Words were exchanged and the fights spilled into the street resulting in Guillen stabbing four of the party-goers.

Guillen left the scene but was located by Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputies a short while later at his residence.

Guillen is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $45,000.