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Police: Ex-New Mexico deputy hoarded lost evidence in home

Police: Ex-New Mexico deputy hoarded lost evidence in home

The Associated Press
Updated: July 31, 2020 07:03 AM
Created: July 31, 2020 07:02 AM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in southern New Mexico has been arrested on accusations of tampering with evidence after detectives say a cleaning crew found boxes of guns and case files at his foreclosed home.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports former Doña Ana County sheriff's deputy Vincent Lopez was taken into custody Thursday following an investigation that began in May.

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Police say bags of evidence, firearms, ammunition, and case files were found at the foreclosed home.

The 54-year-old Lopez told Las Cruces detectives the evidence was related to a multiple-rape case and a hostile working environment at the sheriff's office.

Online records don't list an attorney for Lopez.


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