Man arrested in Torrance County homicide

Created: 07/30/2014 9:54 PM
By: Kristen Garcia,

Torrance County sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of murdering his own father Wednesday night.

Investigators say 24-year-old Jarett Mountjoy shot and killed his father, Mark Mountjoy, 53.

Mark Mountjoy's body was found Friday night partially buried near the intersection of Martinez and Ballenger Ranch in Edgewood. A deputy came across a vehicle that had been driven into the trees when he discovered the body.

Jarett Mountjoy is being held on an open count of murder in the Estancia Jail.

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