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Hobbs Police: Man Who Attacked Girlfriend Arrested By SWAT

HOBBS, NM (NEWS RELEASE) - On September 1, 2017 at approximately 7:30 pm, officers responded to the Hobbs Police Department to take the statements of a female victim who indicated she had been involved in a domestic altercation earlier in the day at a residence in the 400 block of W. Snyder.

The victim told police her boyfriend, 34-year-old Michael Jackson, placed a knife to her neck, cut her face and neck, strangled her, punched her and threatened her, causing her to fear for her safety if she tried to leave the residence.

Jackson drove the victim to her place of work and dropped her off. It was several hours later that the victim contacted police at the police department. Officers went to the residence to make contact with Jackson. He refused to exit the residence, even after officers gave multiple commands. He barricaded himself inside. Hobbs SWAT team responded and took Jackson into custody without incident.

Jackson was booked into the Hobbs City Jail on charges of Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member (Third degree Felony), Aggravated Assault Against a Household Member (Fourth degree Felony), Kidnapping (Second degree Felony), and Resisting, Evading, Obstructing (Misdemeanor) and a Probation Violation. Jackson remains in city jail.

The victim was transported to Lea Regional Medical Center and released. 

(News release from the Hobbs Police Department)

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