Rest area shooting suspect arrested

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 9:20pm

Authorities have arrested one of three suspects accused of shooting a Las Cruces man at a Deming rest area.

Nathan Rowland was apprehended Wednesday after a five-hour standoff in Silver City. Rowland and two other men allegedly shot a Las Cruces man Monday at a rest area along US 180.

Rowland has yet to be charged in connection with the shooting, but authorities say charges are likely. He was arrested on outstanding warrants, including multiple assault and battery charges. The victim, 44 year-old Eric Arzate, is recovering in an El Paso hospital and is now in stable condition. The other two suspects remain on the loose.
 

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