Hobbs man holds family hostage, surrenders to Deputies

Hobbs man holds family hostage, surrenders to Deputies

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Jared Pendleton, 34 Jared Pendleton, 34
HOBBS, New Mexico -

On Sunday, April 22, around 10:00 a.m. Lea County Sheriff's Deputies saw Jared Pendleton, 34, standing in the front yard of a home near Waylon Avenue. 

According to deputies, Pendleton barricaded himself inside the home. Police report hearing a gunshot as officers attempted to enter the residence. LCSO SWAT responded to the area. The investigation indicates Pendleton was armed and holding a child and three adults hostage. 

Hours later, Pendleton agreed to surrender himself to Lea County Deputies. Investigators found a stolen gun and camper trailer on the property. According to police, Pendleton was wanted for several felony warrants. 

He faces charges of: kidnapping, aggravated assault on a peace officer, abuse of a child, firearms or destructive devices, receiving stolen property and resisting. 

Bond for these charges have not been set.

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