LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/a...-woman%2C-babyLas Cruces police say they have arrested a man for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and injuring her baby.
Police say 19-year-old Jesus Carlos Alvarado is charged with one count each of aggravated battery against a household member, negligent child abuse and false imprisonment. He's being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on $40,000 bond.
Detectives say Alvarado was drinking beer Wednesday afternoon and at some point began arguing with his 30-year-old girlfriend.
They say Alvarado then began punching the woman as she held her 1-year-old son. The boy was injured when Alvarado slammed a door closed, striking the child's face.
The woman and baby were transported to Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces for treatment of their injuries, which police say do not appear to be life-threatening.