Third man arrested in shooting

Jimmy Lopez

CAPULIN — Two men already facing a number of charges were joined Monday afternoon by a third, according to the Conejos County Sheriff’s office.

Roy Sisneros, 43, and Veronica Archuleta, 25, were allegedly shot July 15 in the 8000 block of Highway 15 at Capulin. Ryan Lopez, 36 and William Trujillo, 34, both from Conejos County, were taken into custody in July and are free on $150,000 bond apiece

Jimmy Lopez, 64, was taken into custody at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and is currently being held without bond pending a hearing Oct. 15, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Nicholas Summers, who arrested him with assistance from Deputy Michael S. Schwartz.

Among the felony charges for all three men include attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary armed with explosives, menacing with a real or simulated weapon, felony menacing, conspiracy to commit burglary, and conspiracy to commit menacing. There are also 11 counts of committing a crime of violence with a sentence enhancer and two misdemeanor charges.

Summers said Jimmy Lopez faces an additional charge of being an accessory to a conspiracy. His arrest came as part of a continuing investigation into the shootings of Sisneros and Archuleta, Summers said. Motive for the three men’s actions is still under investigation and unkown.

Ryan Lopez is due for a status conference at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 with a preliminary hearing scheduled Nov. 7.

William Trujillo is set for preliminary in December.


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