RPD arrests, charges Carabajal

April 7, 2011 • Local News

Department arrested Gracie Carabajal, 34, Monday. She was featured in Sunday’s Record as one [auth] of Roswell’s Most Wanted. Carabajal is charged with shooting at an occupied dwelling, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, and felon in possession of a firearm.

She was wanted in connection with the March 23 drive-by shooting that occurred near the intersection of Summit Street and Richardson Avenue and the March 24 drive-by in the 800 block of South Richardson Avenue.

The victim of the first shooting was parked on the west side of Richardson facing Summit when the incident occurred.

She described the vehicle as a green low-rider Chrysler 4- door. Another victim reported a box of 9 mm ammunition missing from her home. According to the criminal complaint, a witness overheard Carabajal tell a friend that she was the one who shot at the house on Richardson.

Officers located 9 mm shell casings at the scene. Two 9 mm bullets were also found near the home. Later officials talked to a witness who said Carabajal was seen in the vehicle described as a dark green low-rider. More than one person was able to pick Carabajal’s picture from a photo array line-up.

Police went to an address which was believed to be her residence, but the house appeared to be abandoned. Eventually officials traced her to 610 E. Mescalero Road, where she was apprehended around 4 p.m., Monday.

Carabajal is being held at Chaves County Detention with a $75,000 cash surety bond.

Shooting at a dwelling or occupied building that does not result in great bodily harm to another person is a fourth-degree felony. A felon in possession of a firearm is also a fourthdegree felony. An individual found guilty in a federal court as a felon in possession can receive up to 10 years in prison.

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