The search for Tucumcari's No. 1 most wanted ends after four months with an arrest by the Region V Task Force in Clovis.
Nikko Nathan, 20, was arrested at 2:24 p.m., Wednesday, at while visiting a patient at Plains Regional Medical Center.
Nathan was arrested on an outstanding failure to appear warrant issued out of Curry County, said Curry County Detention Center officials. The warrant was later dismissed by the court.
"I think it is great, knew it was going to happen," said Roger Hatcher Tucumcari Chief of Police. "I just didn't know if it was going to happen here in Tucumcari or in Clovis."
In December, Hatcher said that Nathan was No. 1 on Tucumcari’s most wanted list. He said that Nathan was receiving traveling between Clovis and Tucumcari.
Hatcher said that he was contacted by the Region V Task force after Nathan was placed into custody. He said that he was glad Nathan was in custody and that it went down without incident.
Nathan is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused of an Oct. 31 shooting in Tucumcari.
It happened at the Arthur Jimenez Park. The victim suffered two gunshot wounds in the left arm and a stab wound in the abdomen.
Earlier in the year, Nathan was injured in a July shooting in an alley off South First Street in Tucumcari. Police said 13 shots were fired across south First Street.
"One of the concerns that I had was that Nathan, was known to carry a weapon," Hatcher said. "Nathan was at the hospital visiting a patient and Region V Task Force made contact and advised him that he was under arrest and he complied without incident."
Hatcher said that with Nathan's arrest they can now concentrate on the upcoming court proceedings.
"Now we are waiting for the Quay County Sheriff's Office to extradite him back to Quay County so we can start the court process," Hatcher said.