The suspect charged in last week's shooting death has a violent criminal history, court records show.
Clovis police said Jimmy Reagan, 31, shot Shondel D. Lofton, 35, of Clovis in the head last Wednesday inside the victim's home.
In addition to an open count of murder, Reagan faces 32 other charges, including aggravated assault, robbery, criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping and larceny.
Reagan is held without bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.
In addition to the recent arrest, court records show Reagan has been arrested six times since 2002 on charges that include attempted armed robbery, aggravated burglary, assault and drug possession.
His most recent arrest prior to Wednesday's incident was in March on marijuana-possession charges. Of the six previous arrests, two occurred in Clovis, one in Carlsbad and two in Portales.
He pleaded guilty in three of the six cases, but none of the sentences included extensive jail time, according to records.
Of the 17 criminal counts he's faced before last week, 10 were dismissed by prosecutors, most as part of plea agreements, including three in a 2002 case of attempted robbery of a Clovis convenience store. Reagan was accused of attempting to rob the store using a bat as a weapon.
Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said his office has only been involved in misdemeanor drug cases that involved Reagan.
Chandler said if Reagan is convicted of charges filed last week, he can serve in excess of 100 years in prison.
Chandler said Reagan is scheduled Friday for a grand jury proceeding.
Reagan's parents told investigators they brought him to Clovis from Portales a few weeks ago and left him in the vicinity of a residence on Fifth Street, Chandler said. They said they have not seen him since.
Efforts to contact Reagan's parents on Tuesday were not successful.
Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Reagan may have been camping in an area near Lofton's home prior to the shooting and police are testing items found to see if they match Reagan's DNA.
According to New Mexico court records:
• In September of 2002, Reagan was charged with the attempted robbery of a Clovis convenience store. Reagan was accused of attempting to rob the store using a bat as a weapon.
Charges related to the attempted robbery were later dropped as part of a plea bargain for future charges related to a burglary committed in January 2003.
• Reagan was charged with aggravated burglary, larceny, criminal damage and tampering with evidence in January of 2003.
Reagan was accused of burglarizing a Clovis store, armed with a baseball bat, a second-degree felony.
Police said Reagan stole a laptop computer after damaging property in the store. Burglary tools were also found in his possession, records show.
Reagan was already on probation during the time of his arrest. Lesser charges and charges related to his arrest in 2002 were dropped as part of a plea agreement. Reagan was placed on five years probation.
• In July 2009, Reagan was charged with the larceny of a firearm and aggravated assault in Carlsbad. Those charges were dismissed by the prosecutor and Reagan pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. Reagan's 18-month prison sentence was suspended for probation.
• In November 2009, Reagan violated his probation by being in the possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Portales. He pleaded guilty to those charges, records show. A Portales magistrate court clerk said Reagan continued his probation. Chandler said Reagan was also sentenced to 60 days in jail.
• In April 2010, Reagan was charged with driving without a license. He pleaded no contest to the charge and agreed to pay the fine and fees.
• In March, Reagan was found in possession of marijuana in Portales. The charges were dismissed because the Roosevelt County deputy who made the arrest failed to appear for Reagan's preliminary hearing. Chandler said the deputy misplaced his subpoena folder so he was not aware of the hearing.
Chandler said if the law officer had appeared in court earlier this year, that case would still be pending. Reagan was not in jail at the time of the hearing and would not have been jailed while the trial was pending.