- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A suspected methamphetamine dealer is facing charges after Albuquerque police say he repeatedly beat his roommate and refused to let the diabetic victim go to the hospital. Authorities say that victim later lost his toe.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://goo.gl/HTWsmK) that 29-year-old Antavio Marquice Cox arrested this week on charged with aggravated battery, extortion and kidnapping.

According to a criminal complaint, Cox, who also goes by “Stretch,” beat his roommate with a metal bar, extorted more than $1,000 from him and refused to let him sleep in his bed out of fear he would call police.

Authorities say Cox got upset because the victim stopped buying meth from him.

Cox was ordered held on $5,000 bail.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com


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