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By EMIL WHITIS
Daily Press Staff Writer
Two brothers from Artesia charged with three felonies each were bound over to district court on May 27 in Artesia Magistrate Court.
Bud Littleton, 32, and brother Sonny Littleton, 24, were arrested April 20 and charged with aggravated battery (resulting in great bodily harm), robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in connection with an incident which occurred in the early morning hours of March 31 near Wal-Mart on JJ Clark Drive.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Artesia Magistrate Court on April 16, Artesia resident, Todd Madrid, was walking home from a friend’s house at approximately in the early morning hours of March 31 when he was assaulted and his wallet stolen by two men.
Madrid told Artesia police he was walking on JJ Clark Drive when a truck pulled up beside him and the driver asked if he wanted a ride. Madrid refused and the truck continued down the road until it reached a stop sign and abruptly began to reverse back to his position, he stated in the report. According to Madrid’s statement, the driver exited the truck and threw a punch at him. A second man then tackled him from behind and the two men began to kick him while he was on the ground. He said they took his wallet and drove away.