Man wanted in New Mexico arrested in El Paso


A hit and run involving a stolen vehicle ended in the arrest of a 27-year-old man.

The accident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Doniphan Drive and H.D. Road in Canutillo, The victim told El Paso County Sheriff deputies that a Dodge SUV had hit them and left the scene, a sheriff’s office news release said.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office informed El Paso deputies that the vehicle was stolen.

The vehicle was spotted and Arturo Morales ran away and broke into a home trying to steal another vehicle, the release said. 

Morales was arrested in the 6800 block of Second Street and booked into El Paso County Detention Facility on suspicion of unauthorized use of a vehicle, burglary of habitation intending other felony, evading arrest or detention and escape while arrested or confined.

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