Man accused of shooting at police held without bond; two others charged

Man accused of shooting at police held without bond; two others charged

From the Las Vegas Optic

A Springer man accused of shooting at a New Mexico State Police officer in Las Vegas last month will be held without bond until trial. Two women have also been arrested and charged as accomplices, according to court records.

aun A. Kemp, 22, was arrested in Raton on Jan. 30 after he voluntarily surrendered to officers with the Raton Police Department. Police had been searching for him since Jan. 18 following a traffic stop where police allege Kemp ran from officers, and fired at least one shot at an officer. He was booked into the Colfax County Detention Center.

Betty Lou Mascarenas, 43, of Las Vegas, and Eliza Trujillo, 21, of Springer, have each been charged with one count of harboring or aiding a felon. Mascarenas was arrested Feb. 5 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. Trujillo was arrested Tuesday and booked into SMCDC.

Police say Trujillo admitted to being the driver of a vehicle that State Police officers attempted to pull over on Jan. 18, initiating a short chase. That chase ended when Trujillo struck a curb, causing damage to the car’s tire. During the chase, Trujillo ran multiple stop signs and drove carelessly through Las Vegas, according to a statement of probable cause filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court.