ANTHONY, N.M. (KFOX14/CBS4) — The man who was wanted by police and accused of stabbing his mother with a machete was arrested on Tuesday.
Francisco Smith Jr., 22, was arrested around 3:29 p.m. He was found under a bridge on Interstate 10 and near Church Street.
Smith fled into the desert area, officials said.
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Police set a perimeter and were able to detain him with the help of the U.S. Marshals.
Smith is accused of stabbing his mother on the 1300 block of Livesay Street on March 20.
According to court documents, the Smith's mother had a gash on her right forearm. She later had to be hospitalized.
Smith's mother told investigators that she had an argument with her son because she was going to go to the vet and a smoke shop without him.
The mother said Smith pushed her and her husband.
Smith then reportedly pulled out a machete and started to attack his mother.
As the mother was trying to get away, she fell. While on the ground she was hit three or four times with the machete, according to court documents.
Smith fled the home.
There had been an active warrant for Smith since the day of the incident.
He is charged with aggravated battery against a household member and two counts of aggravated assault.
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