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Man involved with murder surrenders


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A Roswell man charged earlier this week with three felony counts in connection with the murder of a local woman inside a hotel room has turned himself in to authorities.


According to a news release from the Roswell Police Department, Frank Moss, 29, surrendered at the Chaves County Magistrate Court at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Moss is charged with tampering with evidence, bribery of a witness and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.
“Police were called to the court and placed Moss under arrest,” RPD public information officer Todd Wildermuth wrote in the news release. “Roswell Police Department detectives obtained the arrest warrant for Moss Monday.”
The charges against Moss are connected to the shooting death of 31-year-old Ashley Sena of Roswell.
During the afternoon of Aug. 4, Sena’s body was found at a local hotel after staff had entered her room. According to a criminal complaint, Moss said he dropped Sena and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Jeremy Hawkins, off at the hotel.

Previous reports state Sena had been shot once in the face. Moss said that Hawkins had a black Springfield XD .40 handgun in the criminal complaint.
Hawkins was arrested Aug. 19 in Albuquerque by U.S. marshals who served a warrant obtained the previous day by RPD detectives.
Hawkins, who is accused of shooting Sena, is charged with an open count of murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of bribery of a witness.
Police said the tampering with evidence charge against Moss stems from him allegedly going to the hotel room after the shooting before Sena’s body was discovered by hotel staff to collect and return Hawkins’ possessions back to him.
The other charges against Moss are based on investigators’ belief Moss had a gun with him when he allegedly threatened a potential witness in this case, authorities said.
Moss and Hawkins are each currently being held in custody at the Chaves County jail without bond.
Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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