Carlsbad Man Facing Additional Charges

NewsWest9 Staff Report

HOBBS, NM - A Carlsbad man, already accused of manslaughter in Hobbs, now faces embezzlement charges in Carlsbad.

34-year-old Billy Maples faces embezzlement over $20,000.

Authorities arrested Maples while he was out on bond on the manslaughter charges, stemming from the death of Jennifer Cox.

If convicted, Maples faces 12 years behind bars for manslaughter, and as much as 10 1/2 years for the embezzlement charges.