Victim was Held Against his Will and Beaten Unconscious
By Officer Tasia Martinez
Albuquerque Police are investigating an attack on a 22-year-old autistic man that occurred in a Southeast Albuquerque neighborhood in August. Southeast Impact Detectives worked with the victim to identify Jabrille Hodge, 19, as the person who took part in holding him against his will and beating the victim until he lost consciousness.
Detectives completed an arrest warrant for Hodge in September, he was arrested on October 25th and was indicted on all charges on Monday, including Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm and Kidnapping.
The victim told police that he was invited by his girlfriend to a party at 1200 Madiera SE Apt. 229. He said that he began to feel uncomfortable at the party and stood up to leave. That is when Hodge reportedly blocked the victim from exiting the apartment and signaled to another male who joined Hodge in kicking and punching the victim. The victim lost consciousness. When he awoke he was alone in the apartment. He was able to leave the apartment to safety and get to a hospital where he was treated for three broken ribs, a fractured orbital rim and a wrist injury.
Detectives have made multiple efforts to contact the victim’s girlfriend but she has avoided calls from police and refused to answer her front door when detectives have tried to interview her. The case is still ongoing and detectives will continue their search for any additional suspects involved in this brutal attack.
The victim is with his family and still recovering from his injuries.