El Paso police arrested a man accused of threatening to cut off another man’s finger over a debt during a home invasion on the East Side.
Police Department Gang Unit investigators arrested James Daniel Badajosa on Sunday night, hours after a home invasion at an apartment in the 10500 block of Ashwood Drive near Montwood Mall on Yarbrough Drive, police said.
Police arrested Badajosa, 24, on a charge of burglary of habitation, a police news release states.
About 2 p.m. Sunday, Badajosa allegedly forced his way into an apartment and assaulted 24-year-old Adrian Gonzalez, police said.
Badajosa allegedly used a knife to threaten to cut off one of Gonzalez’s fingers over a debt before stealing several items and leaving, police said. The nature of the debt was not disclosed.
Badajosa, of the 6000 block