Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Daniel Ornelas said the inter-agency meeting between Chaves, Lea and Eddy county sheriffs, New Mexico State Police, and the Hobbs and Artesia police departments had been a success in terms of coordinating their efforts. The agencies are involved in different aspects of the investigation of the two bodies found in Chaves County.
Juan Uribe-Vidal, 25, of Hobbs, and James Gomez, 22, of Hagerman, were arrested for the shooting of Lea County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Michael Tovar on Nov. 23, when officials served a Chaves County search warrant on a residence at 61 E. Everglade Road in Hobbs.
Sheriff Rob Coon said that Gomez is now considered a person of interest, along Login to read more