A Roswell Police officer received a surprise Monday, when a 54-year-old male broke into his home around 5 a.m. The officer said he heard the sound of breaking glass and confronted the subject, Kenneth Oliver, with a gun. Oliver told the officer that he was being pursued and sought refuge in the home.
Oliver later repeated his story to investigators from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office that he was being chased by men with guns from the area around the Frontier Motel, 3010 N. Main St.
Lt. Britt Snyder said the man was quiet and compliant. “He waited until we arrived. He appeared to be on drugs. He was taken to the hospital and was able to tell us more after a couple of hours passed.”
Snyder noted that there had been no reports of shots fired, either around the Frontier Motel or in the officer’s neighborhood. “If shots have been fired, we usually receive a lot of phone calls.”
Oliver was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.