Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

APD Arrests DPS Chief's Son.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Joseph Haycox, son of Rio Rancho police chief Dencil Haycox, was arrested in Albuquerque early Monday, the Albuquerque Police Department reported.

Joseph Haycox, 17, was being held Monday at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, center administrator Tom Swisstack said.

Dencil Haycox, director of Rio Rancho's Department of Public Safety, declined comment via department spokesman Sgt. John Francis.

"It is a private, personal matter, and he does not want to discuss it," Francis said. "It didn't involve DPS; it didn't happen in Rio Rancho. …

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