Wanted Killer Arrested in Carlsbad

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS -  A wanted killer has been arrested by police in Carlsbad.

35-year-old Billy Maples was captured over the weekend. An anonymous tip led officers to a home in Carlsbad. Officers surrounded the home and Maples first tried to run out the back and then the front before being arrested.

Maples had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 26-year-old Jennifer Cox of Carlsbad in District Court in Lovington earlier this month.

Maples was supposed to be in jail until he posted an appeals bond.

Because of a mix-up, Maples was never taken into custody.