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Police: Man keeps girlfriend against her will, beating her with tennis racket
By: Jamel Valencia
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A motorist spotted a troubled woman on the side of the road in Las Cruces Friday. According to police the woman was kidnapped and beaten by her boyfriend.
The victim was standing in the roadway along Central Road trying to flag someone down for help, according to police.
They said her boyfriend, 30-year-old Harry Huband, tied up her up at a home and allegedly beat her with a tennis racket.
She told police she was strangled and dragged around the back yard without any clothes on before she was able escape.
The woman told police she was able to get away once she told Huband where the phone was, along with the password.
Police said that the victim had scratches and bruises to her neck, arms, chest and legs. Her injuries were non-life-threatening, according to police.
Huband was brought in for questioning. Police determined the evidence was consistent with the allegations made by the woman.
Huband was charged with three counts of battery against a household member, one count each of kidnapping and aggravated battery that may cause death or great bodily harm.
He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $25,000.