Three Men Charged in Las Cruces Beer Run

POSTED: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 10:44am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 10:45am

LAS CRUCES -- They're not even old enough to legally drink alcohol, but three young men are now facing a number of charges after police say they took part in a beer run in Las Cruces yesterday morning.

Police have charged 18-year-old Nathan Arnold, 19-year-old William Weldon Bruce and 19-year-old Allen Otto with being a minors in possession of alcohol.

Investigators say Bruce stole two 12 packs of beer from a Pic Quik at 3811 E. Lohman around 8:45 yesterday. He's also charged with shoplifting.

Police have charged Arnold, the alleged driver of the getaway car, with careless driving, having an open container of alcohol, and possession of marijuana.

Police arrested the men at the Copperstone Apartments on north Roadrunner Parkway.

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