Lovington man arrested in 2011 kidnappings, murders

Posted at: 11/06/2012 10:17 AM
Updated at: 11/06/2012 10:23 AM
By: KOB.com staff

The Lea County Sheriff has arrested a Lovington man for the murders of two men found dead in a field one year ago near Lovington.

Deputies tell us they have arrested Pedro R. Dominguez, 27, of Lovington in the deaths of Leon Sanchez, 49, and Frank McClain, 44, both of Lovington.

The two men were found dead in a pasture near US 82 , 4 miles east of Lovington on November 10, 2011.

Dominguez has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of first-degree kidnapping in the deaths.

Francisco Munoz, 20, of Lovington has already been charged with kidnapping and murder in the case, and investigators say they continue to look for other suspects.

Dominguez is being held at the Lea County Detention Center on a $1 million cash bond.