Man Arrested in Connection with Vehicle Burglary in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - Shot, arrested, and now charged with aggravated burglary in Lea County.

According to deputies, 44-year old Redin Stephenson was shot last Sunday after burglarizing a pick-up on east Alabama.

They tell us the owner of the property heard his dog barking and went to check it out.

That's when he saw Stephenson walking away from his truck which had already been broken into the night before.

The owner shot at Stephenson twice with a shotgun.

Authorities found Stephenson the next day with wounds that backed the homeowner's story, and charged Stephenson with aggravated burglary.

The property owner will not be charged in the shooting.