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Suspect in sexual assault added to Roswell’s Most Wanted

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Roswell man accused of sexually assaulting and violently attacking his former girlfriend while inside her home last Tuesday.

In a press release Friday, the Roswell Police Department announced Jason Greggory Henderson, 20, has been added to Roswell’s Most Wanted, the RPD’s gallery of criminal suspects law enforcement are working to find.

On Wednesday an arrest warrant was issued for Henderson on two counts each of criminal sexual penetration and aggravated battery; and one count of interference with communications, according to documents filed in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

The press release from the RPD describes Henderson as 5 feet 11 inches tall and 190 pounds with brown or black hair and blue eyes.

Court documents state the charges against Henderson are in connection with an incident purported to have occurred on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 6, when he stopped by his former girlfriend’s home.

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The woman later told investigators she had let Henderson inside because he wanted her assistance in obtaining an ID and to see his dog he had left with her three weeks earlier when their relationship ended.

When Henderson began voicing frustration with her and expressing anger over issues related to their past relationship, the woman reportedly ignored him.

Court documents state that at some point during the visit, he choked the woman to the point that she fell unconscious, and allegedly sexually assaulted her twice.

The woman later informed police Henderson also reportedly took a machete that was in the house and struck her in the head, legs, back and face with it. He also allegedly threatened to kill the woman.

When she attempted to flee to the bathroom, court documents state Henderson allegedly grabbed her before she could lock the door, pushed her down and sexually assaulted her for a second time.

Afterward, he then reportedly took her phone and pretended to be the woman, texting several people, one of who came to the house.

Henderson then allegedly left the scene and the woman was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center by two other individuals.

Investigators believe Henderson became involved in a rollover accident while traveling north of Roswell toward Vaughn, according to court documents.

New Mexico State Police did find a vehicle on U.S. 285 north of Roswell which had rolled over multiple times, though no occupants were found inside of it.

State police, according to the documents, did not find anyone in the area of the wreckage and think that Henderson might have fled from the scene.

Henderson at the time of the incident was out on conditions of release while awaiting sentencing on several criminal counts in the March 2018 fatal shooting of Garland Troy Berg, 50, of Roswell, according to court documents.

Electronic court records show Henderson pleaded no contest to one count of conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence on Sept 25 as part of a change of plea agreement in that case.

People with information about the whereabouts of Henderson or that could lead to his location should contact the RPD at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS.

According to the RPD press release, callers can remain anonymous and those who provide information to Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward should their information lead to an arrest or conviction.

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