Third arrest made in Lovington double homicide case

Posted at: 11/08/2012 3:34 PM
Updated at: 11/08/2012 3:37 PM
By: staff

The Lea County Sheriff has arrested a Hobbs man for the murders of two men found dead in a field one year ago near Lovington - it's the third such arrest in recent days.

Deputies tell KOB Eyewitness News 4 they have arrested Augustine Munoz, 26, in the deaths of Leon Sanchez, 49, and Frank McClain, 44, both of Lovington.

Pedro Dominguez, 27, and Francisco Munoz, 20, both of Lovington, were also arrested in connection with the deaths.

Sanchez and McClain's bodies were in a pasture near US-82 , four miles east of Lovington on November 10, 2011.

All three suspects are charged with two counts of murder and two counts of first-degree kidnapping in the deaths.

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

The department says the investigation in ongoing.