Lubbock Police Make Arrest in Connection with Dead Body Found at Condemned Apartment Complex
Tuesday evening, the Lubbock Police Department announced they made an arrest in connection with the dead body found at the Villa Del Norte Apartments last week.
34 year-old Bernardo “Benny” Mendez was arrested by police on Tuesday at Tent City in East Lubbock. Mendez was arrested after the Lubbock County Medical Examiner determined Herbert Fetherolf's cause of death was a homicide. Mendez was booked into the Lubbock County Jail and charged with murder.
So far, no bond has been set for Mendez.
The Villa Del Norte Apartments have been abandoned for almost two years after they were condemned following a major windstorm. District 1 City Councilman Victor Hernandez has called for the complex to be torn down.