State police seeking info on whereabouts of Horton

December 23, 2010 • Local News

New Mexico State Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Josefina Hor[auth] ton, 30. She is wanted in connection with the Sept. 2 stabbing that took place on Railroad Road northeast of Roswell, said Sgt. A.J. Fouratt of New Mexico State Police. Horton also goes under the name of “Weda.” A warrant was issued for her arrest on Sept.17, on the charges of aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery.

According to the Affidavit for Arrest Warrant filed on Sept. 16, the stabbing victim was driven out to the country along Berrendo Street. He was told to get out of the car as two male subjects began to punch him. The female, known to the victim as Weda, stabbed him and grabbed his ear and started cutting. The victim was stabbed a total of 11 times.

He was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and then airlifted to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock for treatment. Two other suspects, Rene Carillo and William Veraga, have already been apprehended in connection with the crime, but Horton remains at large. Her last known address was 914 S. Mulberry Ave. Horton also uses the alias, Josefina Franco. Horton is also wanted by the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force, for traf ficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The search of a room rented by Horton at the Western Motel on the 2300 block of North Main Street yielded drug scales and a substance which, after analysis, was revealed to be a measurable amount of methamphetamine and amphetamines. People with information should contact Crime Stoppers, 1-888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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