The Roswell Police Department arrested Erica Peterson, 24, on charges of armed robbery Sunday in association with a home invasion that occurred on South Sunset Avenue, Saturday.
According to the affidavit of criminal complaint, a young female knocked on the door of an apartment in the 1600 block of South Sunset Avenue in the early morning hours. When the resident answered the door, Peterson told him that she was having car problems and needed to use the phone.
Once the door was open, a white male wearing a hoodie that covered his face forced his way inside. The male subject was holding a screwdriver.
The couple ransacked the victim’s room and took numerous items, including a wedding band, a ruby ring, some costume jewelry, a debit card and a cell phone.
As a result of their investigation, officers obtained a search warrant of Peterson’s home where they located a small black bag and a cream-colored case.
When confronted, Peterson said she was asleep during the time of the robbery. The affidavit states that she later admitted being present during the home invasion, but denied being an active participant in the robbery.
Peterson is being held at Chaves County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and tampering with evidence.