Racial Motive Not Likely in Dragging, Police Say

From Times Wire Reports

The police chief of Gallup said he didn’t believe there was a racial motive in the dragging of a Latino man for three-quarters of a mile behind a vehicle, leaving a trail of blood and skin.

Chief Sylvester Stanley said police had no suspects and remain baffled about the motive for the dragging, in which Fausto Arellano was bound by the ankles and pulled by a rope early Sunday, starting at the apartment complex where he lived.

Arellano, 32, was in critical condition in the burn and trauma unit of University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.