Tucumcari accused arsonist accepts plea deal

Tucumcari accused arsonist accepts plea deal

Tucumcari, NM - A trial for one of two Tucumcari men accused of arson is now off the docket.

Tucumcari's Robert Sandoval accepted a tentative plea deal today, linking him to a series of fires set throughout the city last year.

The Quay County Sun reports Dustin Lopez, an ex-Tucumcari Police Officer and suspected accomplice is still scheduled for trial later this month.

The details of a prison sentence or fine, if any, are not yet known.

The fires set last year destroyed an abandoned home and a motel in Tucumcari.