Couple attacked in Las Vegas hotel elevator, 2 men arrested
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two men have been arrested after attacking a couple in a hotel elevator on the Las Vegas Strip.
25-year-old Trent Wilcox and 23-year-old Carlos Heredia-Avalos were arrested Saturday morning on charges of attempted murder.
According to Eric Miller and his wife, Diane Androvich, they were returning to their room at around 2 a.m. Feb. 16 in THEHotel at Mandalay Bay.
Wilcox and Heredia-Avalos entered the main elevator with them and were acting extremely drunk and like "punks."
Words were exchanged and the two men threatened to follow the couple to their hotel room.
After initially exiting the elevator on the 31st floor, the men stopped the elevator and began attacking Eric Miller.
Wilcox grabbed Miller from behind in a choke hold and took him to the ground. Heredia-Avalos then began striking at Miller with a knife. In addition to striking Miller, he also struck Wilcox.
Hotel security officers responded after Androvich pushed the emergency button inside the elevator and were able to take Wilcox and Heredia-Avalos into custody.
Miller was transported to University Medical Center with at least ten puncture wounds to an arm and his chest.
Wilcox was also transported to UMC where he had to be restrained by hospital staff because he was attempting to fight with the staff as they assisted him.
In addition, Heredia-Avalos was treated for a laceration to his right hand.
The knife, described as a folding knife with a red handle and silver handle, was recovered from the scene.
Video surveillance, which showed the attack, was also collected by police.