Police: Homicide witness changes story

Freedom New Mexico

Investigators say a woman who reported finding the body of Clovis’ latest homicide victim staged the discovery hours later and was actually in the apartment when he was shot.

Sometime around midnight Monday or early Tuesday, Jeraldine McCoy told police she heard a gunshot in a back bedroom of her apartment at 1408 W. 10th St.

McCoy told police Lonzell Wiggins Jr. then ran past her and left the apartment holding a silver revolver, according to an arrest affidavit filed Tuesday in Curry County Magistrate Court.

Wiggins, 37, was charged Tuesday with an open count of murder, tampering with evidence and felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the death of Gary Gill, 48.

Wiggins is being held without bond in the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

Gill’s death was the second homicide in Clovis this year.