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An Artesia man has been bound over to Fifth Judicial District Court in Carlsbad on charges relating to the November 2017 theft of archery equipment from the Eddy County Shooting Range.

Artesia Police Department detectives made contact soon after the larceny of bows and arrows from a facility belonging to the Artesia Archery Club with Christopher Madron, 41, of Artesia.

According to the criminal complaint, Madron gave police permission to search his vehicle, in the trunk of which a green guide belonging to one of the stolen bows was found. After questioning, Madron admitted to having taken the equipment to Roswell. Investigation revealed he had sold it to Zia Trading & Guns for $200.

Police travelled to Roswell to retrieve the stolen bows and arrows from the business.

Madron was subsequently charged with receiving stolen property (over $500 but less than $2,500) and was bound over Wednesday to district court. A trial date has not yet been set.