Regional
11:51 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Vado Man At Large After Court Error

A Vado man who led Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase through the county and the city limits of Las Cruces on Dec. 30, 2012 is wanted on the same charges, after a paperwork mishap at the court caused a judge to release the man at arraignment.

   Deputies attempted to stop Victor Manuel Carreon, 22, near Addington Road and Highway 478 south of Las Cruces for speeding. Carreon fled from the scene in his vehicle, leading deputies and a New Mexico State Police officer through Mesilla Park, Mesilla and then into Las Cruces where he was located a short time later hiding in a residential area behind Magistrate Court near Las Cruces High School.

   Carreon was jailed on charges of aggravated fleeing from an officer and resisting arrest. Upon arraignment, a judge released Carreon after noticing certain court documents were missing from his case file.

   Investigators re-filed the charges and a warrant for Carreon’s arrest has been issued.

Drug charges related to the Dec. 30 incident are also pending.

   Carreon’s last known address is in the 100 block of Meyer Road in Vado. He weighs 140 pounds and is five feet, seven inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

   Anyone with information on Carreon’s whereabouts is asked to call police.