Suspect arrested in shooting of a Las Cruces man

July 15, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a Las Cruces man.

D[auth] ona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators say 21-year-old Corey Lee Willis remains in the county Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

He’s being held on suspicion of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence.

Authorities say Willis allegedly shot and wounded a 21-year-old man early Friday and then broke into three homes in an attempt to hide with his girlfriend.

Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Mariam Pimentel is facing charges of breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a fourth-degree felony.

She’s held at the county Detention center on a $5,000 surety bond.

Authorities didn’t immediately know Monday if Willis or Pimental have lawyers yet.

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