Hobbs man dies after argument over shoveling snow

Hobbs man dies after argument over shoveling snow

HOBBS, NM (KWES) - An Abilene, Texas, man is behind bars on involuntary manslaughter charges following an incident on New Year's Eve.

According to the Hobbs Police Department Facebook page, officers were called out to the 300 block of North Marland.

When they arrived on the scene, they found Marvin Scarber, 74, lying on the ground unresponsive.

Police say they began CPR until paramedics arrived and Scarber was taken to Lea Regional Hospital where he later died.

Authorities say an investigation revealed that Scarber and 34-year-old McClellan Calhoun Jr of Abilene, got into a physical altercation over Scarber shoveling snow.

That's when Calhoun and two other people, 31-year-old Shamika Benton and 42-year-old Cleve McKenzie, fled the scene.

Calhoun and McKenzie voluntarily went to the police department to be questioned while Benton was found at a home in Hobbs.

Following questioning, Calhoun was charged with involuntary manslaughter and is currently being held without bond at the Hobbs City Jail.

Authorities say neither Benton nor McKenzie have been charged in connection with this case.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265 or Lea County Crimestoppers at (575) 393-8005.

The investigation is ongoing.