Trial dates set for Storrie Lake murder suspects; new drug charge for one jailed defendant

Trial dates set for Storrie Lake murder suspects; new drug charge for one jailed defendant

From the Las Vegas Optic

One of the men accused of shooting and killing a teen and wounding two others near Storrie Lake State Park last year has been charged with having drug paraphernalia in his jail cell, court records show.

The new charge was filed Tuesday against 30-year-old Roger Tait-Gomez, who is currently being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on multiple charges, including first-degree murder.

SMCDC corrections officers located a syringe in Tait-Gomez’s cell during a search on April 2, according to a statement of probable cause filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court. Corrections officers also located syringes in two other cells in the jail’s D-Pod during the search.

In November 2020, Tait-Gomez was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking, and three counts criminal solicitation to bring contraband into jail. According to police and corrections officers, Tait-Gomez arranged to have his girlfriend, 22-year-old Skye Sedillo, help sneak a package containing methamphetamine, heroin and syringes into the jail.