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Suspect, person of interest sought in homicide


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Two people — one a suspect and another a person of interest — are being sought by Roswell police in connection with a Monday morning homicide.

Jorge Luis Villa

An arrest warrant was obtained Monday evening for Jorge Luis Villa, 25, of Roswell on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Jonathan Carter, 27. Villa also faces a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the Roswell Police Department.

Nicole Sena, 36, is being sought by police as a person of interest, but has not been charged in the case. Investigators believe that Villa and Sena may be together, the press release states.

Carter is believed to have been shot at about 10:45 a.m. in an alley near the intersection of South Richardson Avenue and West McGaffey Street, where several people are believed to have been gathered.

The press release states Carter was transported to a local hospital by one of his companions, arriving at the hospital at about 11 a.m. Carter later died at the hospital.

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Nicole Sena

Villa and Sena might be traveling in a gold older-model Pontiac Grand Am, according to police. Villa is about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Sena is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 140 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes.

People with any information regarding Villa and Sena are encouraged to call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.

Carter’s death is the second homicide reported within the city of Roswell in about a year. Alberto Manuel Marin, 33, of Roswell was shot and killed June 8 in front of a residence in the 700 block of West Summit Street.

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the murder of Bobby Nunez, 43, who was killed May 2 in a shooting southeast of Roswell, in the 600 block of Meadowbrook Road.

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

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