Portales man arrested for battery

Freedom New Mexico

Police arrested a Portales man Friday on charges of kidnapping and aggravated battery.

Clint J. Knight, 22, of Portales was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Nov. 7 at Wal-Mart, according to Portales Capt. Lonnie Berry.

“The district attorney had us charge it as a kidnapping,” Berry said. The 20-year-old victim, Trey Roberts of Melrose, was taken from Wal-Mart in a vehicle against his will and beaten, Berry said.

Roberts was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital after the incident, where he was treated and released.

Kidnapping is a second-degree felony, Berry said.

Knight is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond at the Roosevelt County Detention Center, according to jail officials.