Roswell murder suspect arrested

New Mexico News

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell Police have arrested a murder suspect. Twenty-five-year-old Robert Avila is accused of killing 30-year-old Robert Lollis at a residence on the 1100 block of East Poe St. Thursday morning.

Officials say Lollis’s body was found by Roswell police after they responded around 4:25 a.m. in the area. Medical personnel confirmed Lollis’s death. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

According to police, Avila was arrested Friday morning around 1:30 a.m. at the Roswell Police Department where he had been under investigative study since Thursday afternoon. Avila has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery against a household member, and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.

He is being held at the Chaves County Detention Center without bond, pending his arraignment hearing.

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