(From New Mexico State Police)
Quay County – State Police arrested Gilbert Moreno (27), Jason Decarlo
(23) and Samantha Farmer (30) this afternoon after a vehicle pursuit.
Moreno and Decarlo fled from NMSP in a vehicle that had been stolen out of
Albuquerque the day before.
State police officers had received information about two suspects driving
a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt that had just shoplifted from a Circle K in
Tucumcari, New Mexico. A short time later, officers with NMSP and Motor
Transportation Police Department located the vehicle traveling eastbound
on I-40, east of Tucumcari. As officers engaged their emergency equipment
the suspects fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit reached speeds of
over 140 miles per hour.
Approximately 30 miles east of Tucumcari the suspect’s vehicle ran out of
gas, at which time they were arrested without further incident. A short
time later Ms. Farmer arrived on scene in a Chevrolet sports utility
vehicle. Farmer indicates that she is traveling with the Moreno and
Decarlo. Inside her vehicle police find a misdemeanor amount of Marijuana.
Moreno and Decarlo are charged with Receiving/Transferring a Stolen
Vehicle, Aggravated Fleeing, Conspiracy and Shoplifting. Farmer is
charged with Conspiracy and Possession of a Controlled Substance. All
three will be booked into the Quay County Adult Detention Center.