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Houston Man Appears in New Mexico Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUEAlek Isaiah Collins, 26, appeared before a federal judge in Albuquerque this morning for arraignment on an indictment charging him with kidnapping of a minor and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in connection with the double homicide of two female victims in Clovis, New Mexico.  Collins was detained pending trial, which has not yet been scheduled.

According to publicly available court documents, on May 3, 2024, two women were found dead, and a child wounded at a park in Clovis, New Mexico, with a 10-month-old baby missing. One of the homicide victims was the mother of the two young children.

Evidence linked a maroon Honda rented by Collins to the scene. Collins was tracked to Abilene, Texas, where he carjacked an Uber driver. Police pursued and arrested Collins, safely recovering the child.

Collins has no relation to the child and does not have legal custody of the child.

U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, made the announcement today.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the New Mexico State Police, Clovis Police Department, Abilene Texas Police Department Narcotics Unit, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Roswell Police Department, Portales Police Department, the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, FBI Dallas Field Office, FBI Amarillo Resident Agency and FBI Abilene Resident Agency. Assistant United States Attorneys Jaymie L. Roybal and Joseph Spindle are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated May 29, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-192