Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and the South-Central Solid Waste Authority is adding $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the driver of a pickup who ran over a county employee at the Butterfield transfer station.
At around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, an employee of the Solid Waste Transfer Station, at 4925 Eason Lane in Butterfield, was run over by a white Ford pickup pulling a black trailer. The 59-year-old victim was airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso with injuries to his legs and hips. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies learned that the victim, employed at the Butterfield transfer station for only three days, witnessed the driver of the Ford pickup dumping yard waste in an unauthorized area. The employee confronted the man who got behind the wheel of his truck and deliberately ran over him.
The employee was run over by the Ford pickup and the single-axle trailer the truck was pulling.
The pickup was occupied by the male driver and a female passenger. The white Ford pickup was described as a 1980’s or 1990’s model single-cab and it was pulling a black single-axel trailer. The driver was wearing a white T-shirt and denim jeans.
The driver of the pickup might possibly be a resident of Las Cruces’ East Mesa as the majority of customers who utilize the Butterfield Solid Waste Transfer Station are area residents.
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect or the Ford pickup involved in this incident is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.
The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.