Posted on May 04, 2023


2 men charged with fleeing scene of accident in Roswell

ROSWELL, NM - Police in Roswell arrested two men Saturday following a crash in a vehicle reported to have been stolen, the Roswell Daily Record reports.

The suspects were identified as 41-year-old Michael Paul Smith of Kansas City, Missouri and 25-year-old Zachary Hamilton of Roswell.  They were reportedly heading north on Montana Avenue in a 2012 Honda CRV shortly before 8 a.m. and collided with a parked vehicle.  The Honda overturned and the suspects were spotted by witnesses fleeing the scene on foot.

Smith and Hamilton were later apprehended by police, though it was not yet clear which man had been the driver.

The Honda CRV was reported to have been stolen from Parkville, Missouri.  The two men are both facing multiple charges, including conspiracy to commit receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicles, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, and leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a motor vehicle.