Hobbs shooting linked to area murders

November 28, 2012 • Local News

The shooting of Lea County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Tovar on Saturday is linked to two recent homicides in Chaves County. Tovar was struck during an old-style shoot-out as the LCSO and the Hobbs Police Department executed a Chaves County search warrant at 61 E. Everglade Road in Hobbs.

Chaves County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Britt Snyder said the search warrant for the Hobbs residence was issued based on information obtained during their investigation of two bodies found in Chaves County last week. On Nov. 19, a hunter and his son found the first victim near a well site along N.M. Highway 249 east of Hagerman. On Nov. 21, a county employee Login to read more

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