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Speeding violation leads to arrest of Arizona murder suspect in Farmington

Joshua Kellogg
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A New Mexico State Police officer conducting a traffic stop in Farmington on Sept. 28 arrested an Arizona man wanted for first-degree murder in Arizona.

Isaiah Pringle, 18, of Phoenix, is accused of murder in the first degree and attempted armed robbery due to an incident on Aug. 28, according to a New Mexico State Police press release.

Pringle was arrested around 4:30 p.m. after the officer stopped a purple Hyundai Elantra driven by Pringle for a speeding violation.

Pringle's driver's license was run through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The license check returned an arrest warrant issued by the Maricopa County Superior Court. Pringle was taken into custody without incident.

Isaiah Pringle

He was booked around 6:04 p.m. on Sept. 28 into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center. His bond is listed as $500,000, according to the press release.

State police shared no information about Pringle's alleged crimes.

Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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