Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Charged In Beating With Bat.(Metropolitan)

IN BRIEF

A 19-year-old man is in custody on charges of aggravated battery and tampering with evidence after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a bat, according to a Metro Court criminal complaint.

Richard Blackbird-Vigil was arrested after police received reports that he attacked a woman with a bat around 7 p.m. Sunday, the complaint said. The woman suffered internal bleeding and a ruptured spleen, which required surgery, it said.

Blackbird-Vigil allegedly went to a home in the 3400 block of Childs Place SW to confront the driver of a vehicle who he said hit his girlfriend's dog, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Michele Arviso Devlin said. …

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