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Man Arrested on Warrant in Roosevelt County After Allegedly Firing Shots at Homeowner

A man is arrested in Roosevelt County on a warrant after allegedly firing shots at a homeowner. 

On May 1, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of milepost 10 on New Mexico Highway 330 in reference to shots fired. 

Once on scene, deputies said they made contact with a person and witnesses who told them a man, later identified as Randy Lopez, 44, had been driving erratically and shining his headlights onto their property before pulling into their driveway. 

Officials said the person confronted Lopez and told him to leave. That is when they said Lopez became upset because the person was carrying a rifle, and stated he also had a gun before pulling out of the driveway. 

A short time later, officials said Lopez allegedly fired several shots towards the person from his vehicle in the roadway.

Deputies said they located Lopez on South Roosevelt Road 7, just west of New Mexico Highway 330. 

After identifying Lopez, it was discovered he had a warrant for his arrest for failing to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of receiving stolen property. 

Deputies placed Lopez under arrest and booked him on the warrant. 

On May 2, Deputies executed a search warrant on Lopez’s pickup, where they say they found a large plastic bag containing about 8.3oz of methamphetamine, a Ziploc bag containing around 0.1oz of methamphetamine, a baggie containing about two grams methamphetamine, a baggie containing around one gram methamphetamine, several prescription drugs, along with cards and other property with different names.

The case is still under investigation and charges are pending.


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