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2nd suspect in Clovis burglary arrested; other suspect still hospitalized

Skylar Romero, 21, was arrested and booked into the Curry County Jail after turning himself in Sunday night. Romero is the 2nd suspect in a burglary that took place July 19. The other suspect, Roderick Cordova, is still hospitalized after being shot by the homeowner. (Photo: Clovis Police Department)

One of the two men suspected in a Clovis armed burglary on July 19, has been arrested after turning himself in.

According to the Eastern New Mexico News, 21-year-old Skylar Romero, who has been wanted since the incident, went to the Clovis Police Department to turn himself in Sunday night.

Romero was identified as the second suspect in the burglary. A warrant for his arrest was issued on July 21. He is charged with aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and larceny.

The other suspect in the burglary, 24-year-old Roderick Cordova, is still hospitalized in Lubbock after being shot in the lower back by the owner of the home the pair was accused of burglarizing. However, according to the ENMN, he is expected to be released to the custody of the CPD within five days. He received the same charges as Romero, with an additional charge of felony aggravated assault.

Police said the burglary took place on the 2500- block of North Ross Street. Police were sent to the home when a caller told Dispatch there were unauthorized people in her home and her husband had fired a "shot." The caller said she was in their vehicle with her children and her husband was inside the home.

During their investigation, CPD officers found a large duffle bag containing a rifle, ammunition, jewelry and other valuable items from the home.

After turning himself in, Romero was booked into the Curry County Jail, where he remains without bond.


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