Sheriff’s office: Three arrested in robbery attempt

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies made three arrests Sunday in response to a report of a private citizen being pursued by male subjects in a vehicle.

James Vossberg was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, and attempted armed robbery. The other two subjects, Daniel Taylor and David Dick were both arrested and charged with accessory to attempted armed robbery, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker.

The alleged victim encountered the male subjects attempting to break into the residence, located on NM 206, Parker said. Shots had been fired from a 9mm handgun into the residence’s front door.

The victim was approached by one of the male subjects, who threatened him with a gun and demanded money and a rifle, Parker said.
The man jumped into his vehicle and contacted dispatch as he was being pursued, Parker said.

“The victim told deputies that he feared for his life,” Parker said.

Deputies were able to locate the suspects and conducted a felony stop at the corner of 17th Street and Avenue C in Portales. During the stop, deputies were able to recover stolen property from the vehicle, Parker said.

“The deputies did a good job investigating and eliminating the threat,” said Sheriff Darren Hooker.

Taylor and Dick are being held in the Roosevelt County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash-only bond each, while Vossberg is being held on a $15,000 cash-only bond, said Parker.