BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man wanted for allegedly trying to kill two people in a nightclub parking lot with a machete has been caught.
The Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers said Nelson Hernandez-Palmas was arrested in Houston early Wednesday morning by the US Marshals. His alleged girlfriend, Cindy Cruz, was also arrested.
Hernandez-Palmas is facing two counts of attempted murder after he allegedly hit two people with a machete in the parking lot of the Los Diablos nightclub on Greenwell Springs Road in Baton Rouge.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Hernandez-Palmas hit a 17-year-old, slicing his nose and lip. Investigators added the second victim was a 20-year-old, who was hit in the head. The blow nearly cut off his scalp.
Cruz faces a charge of obstruction of justice. Detectives said she reported Hernandez-Palmas's vehicle stolen several hours after the fight and denied knowing him when speaking to deputies, but they later learned the two were in a relationship.
It is unknown when the pair will be extradited back to Baton Rouge to face charges.