EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Prosecutors have dropped the charges against the Eddy County Sheriff’s deputy accused of transporting stolen livestock. Trey Thompson was running for undersheriff of Eddy County when the allegations surfaced.
Thompson was charged with transporting stolen livestock and conspiracy which are fourth degree felonies. During a preliminary trial on Friday, special prosecutor Timothy Rose dropped both charges, saying he didn’t believe Thompson intended to steal the cattle.
But Thompson is not completely off the hook, he’s still facing misdemeanor charges. A trial date for those charges has not been set.