AP NEWS

2 arrested after trespassing into mine shaft

February 5, 2019

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people were arrested after trespassing into a New Mexico mine shaft.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported Monday that Bryon Williams and Ashlynn Spencer were arrested for trespassing Friday into a 700-foot (213-meter) deep mine shaft.

Eddy County Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Hutchinson would not speculate on why Williams entered the mine shaft owned by IMC.

Williams, who was wanted on several unrelated warrants, eventually exited the shaft unharmed, and was arrested.

Hutchinson says charges are pending for Williams related to the incident.

Spencer was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools.

Court records don’t list defense attorneys who could comment on the allegations.

Hutchinson says deputies arrived at the location around 2 a.m. when a sensor alerted mine officials of a possible trespass.

Deputies learned from Spencer that Williams was in the shaft.

___

Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, http://www.currentargus.com/