Las Animas Man Charged in Prowers/Otero Counties

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Prowers County Sheriff’s Office Detective John Parker received information that an Otero County Inmate being held in the Prowers County Jail for the charge of 1st Degree Murder made an attempt to have a witness in his crime murdered.  Det. Parker obtained a statement from witnesses and obtained a warrant for Inmate David Joseph Avila, 32, of Las Animas, Colorado charging him with Criminal Solicitation for Homicide.  Avila was recently moved back into the custody of the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and received an additional $50,000 bond for this charge.  Although the events of this crime occurred while Avila was still in Otero County, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office asked that Prowers County investigate the matter.

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