Indictment handed down in LM stabbing case

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The Las Maravillas man accused of stabbing his wife with a pocket knife in February has been indicted by a grand jury on aggravated battery charges.

Dale Nielsen, 43, has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Valencia County Sheriff's deputies said he stabbed his wife multiple times with a pocket knife and then took off in his gold Honda Accord.

The next week, on Feb. 20, Nielsen fled from law enforcement officials, who attempted to pull over his vehicle on U.S. 60, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

The press release said Nielsen got away and abandoned his car near N.M. 55 and went into the Manzano Mountains on foot.

Multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Torrance County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico State Police and the Valencia County Sheriff's Office called off the chase due to extreme weather conditions.

Two days later, the U.S. Marshals got a tip Nielsen was in Albuquerque.

Shortly after, Nielsen was arrested after he was found sleeping underneath a bridge crossing over Interstate 40 near Eubank Boulevard on Feb. 22.

After a short foot pursuit, officials from the U.S. Marshals Service took Neilson into custody between Walmart and a Toyota dealership at Eubank and Copper NE.

Nielsen was originally charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and kidnapping for his alleged role in the incident.


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