Hobbs Man Arrested after Stealing Evidence in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - A Hobbs man is facing charges for stealing from an evidence room at the Lea County Sheriff's Department.

According Hobbs Police, 34-year old Nathan Soloman has been charged with burglary, larceny of a hand gun, and larceny over $2,500 dollars.

Authorities say they discovered evidence missing last January, but they still haven't said exactly what was missing.

Information received by police in September led to the charges.

They were told a man who worked for a janitorial service broke into the sheriff's office three different times and took handguns and cash.