The Roswell Police Department secured an arrest warrant for Thomas Martinez, 28, on charges of second-degree murder for the slaying of Arthur Contreras, 22. The homicide occurred Wednesday around 10 p.m.
Sgt. Ray Sharp first notified dispatch about shots fired in the area around Bland Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The RPD then received additional calls about shots fired. Police responded. In the affidavit of criminal complaint, lead investigator Detective Robert Scribner’s description of the scene in the 200 block of Bland is stark: there was “a body lying across the steps of the front porch, with the head on the porch and feet on the sidewalk.”
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