Las Cruces – Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputies have made two arrests in connection with the Nov. 4 stabbing of an 18-year-old man. Three additional suspects in the crime remain at large.
Sergio Reyes, 19, and Jonathan Talamantes, 17, have been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery.
Investigators believe Reyes and Talamantes were among a group of five men who were traveling in a white Mitsubishi Eclipse near Tierra Dorado Circle in Anthony when they encountered two males, 18 and 26 years old, walking on the side of the street.
According to a report, Reyes and Talamantes allegedly exited the car and began to attack the 18-year-old, stabbing him seven times in the back and once in the arm. The victim also sustained lacerations to his head after he was allegedly beaten with a tire iron.
The victim was airlifted to an El Paso hospital for treatment to his wounds and was later released. The 26-year-old man fled the scene.
Investigators are seeking information about how to locate Ezequiel Gonzales, 19, Fernando Rodriguez, 20, and Leonardo Limon, 19.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts can call the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department at (575) 525-8894. Anonymous tips can be called in to Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.