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Police arrest fourth person wanted for shooting


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A Roswell man wanted by police in connection with an August shooting that left one man injured has been arrested.


Thomas Dellavecchio, 42, was arrested Oct. 16 at 5:15 p.m. at the 600 block of West 11th Street and Washington Avenue, according to an incident and investigation report by the Roswell Police Department.

He was arrested by an officer who was patrolling the area, near the 1600 block of Missouri Avenue, who spotted Dellavecchio and knew there were warrants out for his arrest, Todd Wildermuth, RPD public information officer, stated in an email Tuesday.

The officer arrested Dellavecchio without incident on a warrant charging him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and being a felon in possession of a firearm in relation to an Aug. 29 shooting.

He was also arrested on a separate municipal court warrant for failure to appear that was unrelated to the shooting, Wildermuth stated in the email.

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The RPD put out an arrest warrant Sept. 5 for Dellavecchio in connection with an Aug. 29 shooting at the 1600 block of South Washington Avenue, where a 35-year-old man was shot in the face. Four people allegedly prevented him from leaving the residence.

Two of the suspects later transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he was dropped off and threatened with greater harm if he implicated them in the shooting. Another accomplice allegedly stayed behind and cleaned up blood at the scene before police arrived.

Hours after the crime was committed, three individuals — David Clements, 30, Jessica Tarleton, 33 and Veronica Perez, 32 — were arrested.

As of Oct. 23, Clements, Tarleton and Dellavecchio were being held at the Chaves County Detention Center without bond, according to the the jail population summary report.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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