Rio Arriba man sought in mom's dragging death arrested

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Arriba County man sought in the vehicle dragging death of his mother has been arrested after deputies got a tip from a relative.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that deputies arrested 24-year-old Rocky Dixon on Wednesday following a foot chase near a residence in Hernandez north of Espanola.

He had been sought since a March 3 incident in which 59-year-old Patsy Dixon was dragged by her son's pickup as he fled from law enforcement officers. She died later at an Albuquerque hospital.

According to authorities, the dragging occurred as Rocky Dixon sped away after law officers responded to a call at the home of Dixon's ex-girlfriend.

A sheriff's official has said Patsy Dixon may have been trying to shield her son's license plate from the view of officers.