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Police seek man in kidnapping and shooting

 

September 13, 2020

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Carlos Sanchez-Trillo

CLOVIS - The Clovis Police Department is looking for a man it suspects was involved with a kidnapping and shooting.

An arrest warrant was issued for Carlos Sanchez-Trillo, 31, following an investigation that began after a 20-year-old male approached an employee Friday morning at the city landfill.

The victim, James Faulkner, had an apparent gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and later transferred to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

According to a warrant affidavit filed in Curry County Magistrate Court:

n Officer David Sandoval was dispatched to PRMC, and was told by other first responders the shooting victim said the incident occurred near the CPD gun range.

n A canvas of the range resulted in discovery of blood and footprints by the gate and a car that was at the range for training purposes.

n Officers spoke to Faulkner at the hospital, who told them he was sleeping at a friend's house on the 1100 block of Hickory when he was awoken and pistol-whipped by a female. That female helped a male called "Shine" put a bag on his head and forced him into a car. He said when they arrived at the gun range, he was told they were going to shoot him. He was able to run away, but not before he was shot and his alleged kidnappers left.

n Sandoval noted that the prior day, he had an interaction with a "Shine" at the Hickory Street residence while investigating an arson. The tenant was not at the house at the time, but a male and female were present and during the interaction the female referred to the male as "Shine."

n Faulkner gave a description of "Shine" similar to the officer's recollection. "Shine" was eventually identified as Sanchez-Trillo via his Facebook page.

Sanchez-Trillo's warrant includes charges for kidnapping, aggravated battery, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the CPD at 575-769-1921, Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000 or their local law enforcement agency.

 
 

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