Roswell Police Department arrested two men Sunday following a home invasion. This is the third home invasion in the city in the past three weeks, although according to the police, the third is unrelated to the first two.
The family of four was awakened around 4 a.m. by loud pounding on the door.
The male victim opened the door to two male subjects who forced their way into the residence. One held a knife; the second had a gun. The men beat the victim. One struck him with the gun. The man’s partner, her 13-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son were still inside the residence.
RPD received a call and were dispatched to the residence. When the officers arrived, Samario ran away on foot. He was caught after a brief foot chase. Samario was detained and tried to conceal his identity.
Meanwhile, Thyberg fled the scene in a vehicle, but was stopped a few blocks away by another RPD officer and was apprehended.
The two men were later identified as Michael Samario, 34, and Richard Thyberg, 22. The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim’s wallet.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Thyberg is charged with aggravated battery, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated burglary, conspiracy, felon in possession of a firearm, and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. Thyberg was taken to the Chaves County Detention Center where he is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond.
Samario faces charges of aggravated battery, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated burglary, conspiracy, eluding an officer, and concealing identity. When officials checked him for outstanding warrants, the officers learned Samario had a federal probation violation no-bond warrant from the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Las Cruces.