Suspect in Midland murder arrested in New Mexico

Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 11:18 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2021 at 10:16 AM CDT
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CHAVES COUNTY, New Mexico (KOSA) - A man wanted for murder in Midland has been arrested in New Mexico.

Kionne Lewis, 29, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the Midland Police Department, officers were called to the Northridge Court Apartments at 12:42 p.m. for a disturbance involving weapons.

When police arrived they found a woman, identified as 28-year-old Travae Jackson, who had been shot and killed inside of her apartment. A man was also shot, and he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lewis, who reportedly made it all the way to New Mexico before being captured. The search lasted several hours and was focused on Chaves County near Roswell.

According to the Roswell Daily Record, Lewis was found by ranchers who held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Lewis was taken into custody at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday.

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