On Jan. 29, Jimmy Aragon pleaded no contest to charges of aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon filed on April 18, 2011, and on separate charges of attempted murder that were filed on July 11, 2011. Aragon, 30, was among the first people listed as Roswell’s Most Wanted early in 2011. Then he was wanted for a probation violation following charges of aggravated battery with grievous bodily harm for an incident which occurred in 2007.
The most recent charges of attempted murder and aggravated burglary stem from a single incident that occurred on Feb. 25, 2011, when Aragon and an accomplice entered the victim’s home in the 1100 block of North Missouri Avenue. Aragon [auth] allegedly shot the elderly man while his accomplice stabbed the victim.
According to the affidavit of criminal complaint, several neighbors came to the victim’s assistance when they heard the sound of gun fire and the man’s screams that he was dying. The court records state that officers arrived on the scene to find a large pool of blood in the living room, 9 mm shell casings and the victim bending over the bed with a towel held to his neck to staunch the blood from a stab wound. He also had a gun shot wound to his arm and another in his thigh. That night the victim described his assailants to Emergency Services personnel as a tall, white male and a Hispanic female.
The victim was flown to Lubbock in critical condition. On Feb. 28, the police served a search warrant on Aragon’s home where they found a Beretta 9 mm and numerous items stolen during a burglary.
Because of the victim’s condition, Detective Robert Scribner was unable to speak with the victim for several days. After his condition stabilized, Scribner learned that the victim recognized the tall, white male as one of his attackers.
The criminal complaint reports he told officials that when he opened “the door the tall, white male pushed him down.” The victim “observed another man with a black ski mask on the stairs.” The victim said the tall, white male stabbed him and the man in the ski mask shot him. Later, the RPD received information that Aragon had said he had shot the man twice during a robbery and the affidavit of criminal complaint was filed in May.
Judge Freddie Romero sentenced Aragon to a total of 11 years, with credit of 702 days for time already served. After Aragon has served his time with the Department of Correction, he will have to serve a further 2 years of parole for the attempted murder charges and 5 years of probation for the burglary which will run concurrently.