Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Ron Warnick
QCS Senior Writer 

DNA ties suspect to 2012 clinic fire

Statute of limitations prevents charges in the case


August 19, 2020

QCS file photo

Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry (left, in white shirt) talks to state fire marshal investigator Sammy Anaya after a fire burned Tucumcari Animal Hospital and killed more than 70 animals in May 2012.

TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man, presented with DNA evidence, recently confessed to setting a fire in 2012 that killed more than 70 animals at a local veterinarian clinic.

However, the man has not been charged with any crime regarding the fire because...

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