Las Cruces man accused of beating, choking wife during argument

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - A Las Cruces man is in jail for allegedly beating his wife -- who is believed to be pregnant.

According to court documents obtained by KTSM, Romen Armijo, 21, is accused of hitting and choking the woman during an argument on Christmas Eve.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators say the incident happened after the victim confronted Armijo about text messages indicating an affair.

Armijo, who was previously on probation for an aggravated DWI, now faces three counts of Battery Against A Household Member, one count of Aggravated Battery Against Household Member Great Bodily Harm, False Imprisonment, and Probation Violation.

He is being held at Dona Ana County Detention Center without bond.

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