GALLUP, N.M. – A man who was bound by the ankles, tied to a vehicle and dragged more than a mile was in critical condition Monday, police said.
Officers received a report early Sunday of an injured man in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant.
They arrived to find Fausto Arellano (search), 32, and a rope. Drag marks led back to Arellano's home, said Erin Pablo, a Gallup Police Department detective.
Arellano, a single father of two, was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital (search).
No arrests have been made and a motive has not been established, Pablo said.
Witnesses who called 911 reported that a pickup truck may have been involved but could not give a further description of the vehicle, she said.
"We are following numerous leads," she said.
Police have received calls to a crime hotline regarding the case and said they planned to interview Arellano's family in Albuquerque (search).