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Father, son added to ‘Roswell’s Most Wanted’


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A father and son are being sought by police on charges related to a shooting that happened last month outside a grocery store in east Roswell.

Johnny Joe Dutchover (son) (Submitted Photo)

Johnny Joe Dutchover, 43, and his 19-year-old son, who has the same name, are the latest additions to “Roswell’s Most Wanted,” according to a press release issued by the RPD.

The younger Dutchover is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 235 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He faces five counts of aggravated assault, deadly weapon and four counts of criminal damage to property. He is also charged with one count each of shooting at a dwelling or occupied building, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence.

Johnny Joe Dutchover (father) (Submitted Photo)

The older Dutchover, the press release states, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and bald with brown eyes. He has tattoos on his shoulders, back and right arm, as well as a scar on his right knee. According the press release, he is charged with one count each of tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.

Charges against the two men stem from a Feb. 4 shooting in the parking lot of a Farmer’s Country Market located at the intersection of East Second Street and North Garden Avenue.

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The younger Dutchover is believed to have been one of several shooters during the incident, in which two vehicles containing multiple individuals exchanged gunfire.

No one was struck, but four other vehicles were hit and sustained damage and five bystanders in the area were placed in danger, according to the press release.

Electronic court filings state the younger Dutchover is currently awaiting trial on four charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a separate case related to a November 2019 incident.

People with information pertaining to the whereabouts of the suspects or that could assist in locating them should contact the RPD at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.

The press release states that callers can remain anonymous and those who call in to Chaves County Crime Stoppers could be eligible for a reward if their information results in an arrest or conviction.

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

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