Prosecutor Steven Blankenship said Monday that search warrants have also been issued for Monarez’s personnel records and his work and home computers.
Copies of the criminal complaints and warrants were not immediately available Monday.
Monarez is the eighth person arrested in the southern New Mexico town since allegations surfaced several weeks ago that now Mayor-Elect Daniel Salinas and others tried to force his opponent out of the race with a secretly recorded video of the man getting a topless lap dance.
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Associated Press contributed to this report.