Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend.

Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large.

Berry said the two men were beaten and their wallets and cell phones were stolen while walking on the ENMU campus about 10 p.m. Saturday.

Ruiz was charged with two counts of robbery, a second degree felony, and is free on $20,000 bond.

The second suspect was identified as Jorge Castillo of Portales.

Both victims received minor injuries.

The victims identified Ruiz from a photo line-up, according to the arrest warrant.