Murder suspect released two years ago arrested again

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A murder suspect caught and released two years ago is back behind bars for the same crime.

Frank Anthony Montoya is charged with shooting and killing Joe Anthony Garza in 2014.

He is one of two men arrested back in 2015, but Montoya was released when the court ruled insufficient probable cause.

Last week, a new arrest warrant was issued and Monday, Montoya was re-arrested after an hour-long SWAT standoff at a home on West Tilden near South Main.

The other suspect, Louis Joseph Archuleta, is set to go on trial in July. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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