Wanted Man Apprehended in Lea County

Wanted Man Apprehended in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, N.M. - A wanted man was found in Lea County on Thursday.

23-year-old Lemuel Hutchings, a federal fugitive, was found in the 1000 block of East Glorietta Street.

The lea county drug task force picked him up when he was leaving an apartment complex.

Hutchings was wanted for a firearms violation by the ATF and is also a person of interest in an armed robbery of a gun shop in Fresno, California, in December of 2014.

An 85 year old man was injured and later died from injuries during the armed robbery.