Dustin Williams, 25, was arrested by the Roswell Police Depart[auth] ment, Friday, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, two counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, two counts of tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. The arrest was the end result of a Chaves County Sheriff’s Office case from an incident that occurred on Sept. 20 in the 1500 block of East Gallina Drive.
According to the affidavit for criminal complaint, the male victim was shot and wounded in the arm when an unknown subject began to shoot at the residence. Three people, including Williams, a female subject and a second unnamed male, entered the home and the woman began to beat the victim’s girlfriend. The two men stood aside. The unknown male held a gun.
The records state that a total of five other people were inside the residence when the incident occurred and the unknown male threatened all of them with the gun. One family member was in poor health, but attempted to intervene on behalf of the female victim. He was pushed away by Williams. The female subject and one of the men also struck the wounded man’s girlfriend.
The document recorded the results of the investigation which included the location of multiple 9 mm shells on the ground outside the residence. There were five bullet holes in the exterior walls which penetrated into the home. One hit an oxygen tank and another struck the gas heater. Two pierced the wall of the bathroom, destroying the toilet, and entering the shower.
On Sept. 22, Detective Doug Perham received a call where a 1998 green Ford truck, matching the description of the getaway vehicle, was found in flames in the Berrendo River, north of the Tierra Berrenda and Futura intersection. The cab and engine compartment of the pickup had been destroyed, but investigators located bullet holes in the roof of the vehicle.
The records also note that the RPD located Williams and the woman during a traffic stop. During the interview at the CCSO, the woman said they had left the residence to tow a vehicle. She said that she was hit by the wounded man’s girlfriend. According to her, the fight stopped when the other man produced a gun. The armed man jumped into the vehicle and they drove away. Later he threatened them and forced them out of the pickup.
The affidavit documents William’s statement where he told officials that they went to pick up a vehicle, but the third man did not come with them. He said he heard gunfire only after the couple left the residence. He also said that the third man was threatened when the shooting victim also produced a gun. He agreed with the woman’s statement that the third man pulled a gun on them and forced them out of the pickup.
Williams was taken to the Chaves County Detention Center where he is being held on a $75,000 cash or surety bond.