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RPD and CCSO Apprehend Leroy Acosta

Officers from the Roswell Police Department, and Deputies from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office worked together to apprehended Leroy Acosta (one of Roswell’s Most Wanted) on Wednesday, January 29. 


Roswell Police Department

128 West Second Street

Roswell, New Mexico USA 88201

 

 

Sabrina Morales, Public Information Liaison

Tel. (575) 624 6770 ext. 141

Fax (575) 624-6780


PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014

 

RPD and CCSO Apprehend Leroy Acosta

Roswell, NM Officers from the Roswell Police Department, and Deputies from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office worked together to apprehended Leroy Acosta (one of Roswell’s Most Wanted) on Wednesday, January 29.  After a traffic stop was initiated, Acosta was arrested at the intersection of Milky Way Street and Lipan Road.  The arrest occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. Leroy Acosta was charged with attempting to commit premeditated murder, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear.

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, officers responded to the 200 block of East Frazier Street in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers discovered Helen Joy Padilla (45) had sustained gunshot wounds.  Padilla was transported to a local hospital.  She was later flown out of state for further medical treatment.  No information is currently available regarding the victim’s current status.                                                                                             Pictured above is Leroy Acosta.

Through the course of the investigation, Detectives obtained sufficient probable cause and secured arrest warrants for Leroy Acosta, and Danielle McClain (22).  Officers arrested McClain on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.  Leroy Acosta is currently incarcerated at the Chaves County Detention Center where he remains without bond.

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