Attempted Murder Suspect Extradited Back to Upton County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Upton County authorities say they expect to have an attempted murderer back in the County on Tuesday evening.

51-year-old Dean Allen Payne was arrested at a rest stop in Nolan County on Monday morning after deputies say he stabbed his common law wife, Melissa Valles, multiple times on Sunday night.

His bond has been set at $100,000.

Valles is recovering in an Odessa hospital.