Possible person of interest in shooting case flees police, hides in residence, finally caught

December 4, 2012 • Local News

Samuel Duran, 18, was arrested Sunday following a routine traffic stop for a cracked windshield. According to the criminal complaint, it was learned that Duran may be a pers[auth] on of interest in a recent shooting of a female.

Court records state that when officers attempted to pull him over, Duran abandoned his vehicle at Forest Street and Grand Avenue and fled on foot. He ran to a home a block away on the 300 block of East Forest Street.

Officers noticed that Duran was carrying a “black object” in his waistband. When they arrived at the residence, the officers called for backup.

Deputies of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist the Roswell Police Department. Sheriff’s deputies located Duran hiding in the back bedroom. The resident told officials that Duran had given him a gun to hide. The resident said he did not know Duran and he had come into the man’s home without his consent. The resident, confused by the intrusion, said he did not know what to do with the gun, but had finally followed instructions and hid the gun under some clothes.

Initially, Duran was charged with an outstanding warrant on failure to meet conditions of probation/parole. He gave officers an Albuquerque address. Investigating Officer Neal Binderman filed an additional complaint against Duran on charges of second-degree felony aggravated burglary since he entered the home without the permission of the resident, third-degree fe-lony tampering with evidence, evading or obstructing an officer and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The second warrant was served to Duran at Chaves County Detention Center where he was already being held on a no-bond warrant for failure to comply.

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