Artesia man arrested on murder charges

Artesia man arrested on murder charges
(Source: Raycom Media)

EDDY COUNTY, NM (KWES) - An Artesia, NM, man is behind bars following a homicide on Sunday.

Michael Jimenez of Artesia, NM, was arrested on Wednesday evening.

Back on March 5, deputies and detectives with the Eddy County Sheriff's Office were called out to the area of Four Dinkus and Haystack Road where they found Danny Mendes, who was unconscious and not breathing.

We're told Mendes was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said that throughout the course of their investigation, several interviews were conducted and multiple witnesses and persons of interest in the case.

According to the report, multiple search warrants were also approved and executed on various homes and vehicles involved.

We're told that Jimenez was later arrested as a result of the investigation.

Jimenez is behind bars at the Eddy County Detention Center on a $100,000 warrant.

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