Published: 3:47 pm, Thu. Aug. 24th, 2017Updated: 3:44 pm
A Roswell man who was charged earlier this week with tampering with evidence and intimidation of a witness in connection with the early-August murder of a local woman inside a hotel room turned himself in to authorities this morning.
Frank Moss, 29, surrendered around 8:30 a.m. at Roswell Magistrate Court. In addition to the tampering and intimidation charges, Moss is charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun. Roswell Police Department detectives obtained the arrest warrant for Moss Monday.
The charges are connected to the shooting death of 31-year-old Ashley Sena of Roswell, whose body was found the afternoon of Aug. 4 when hotel staff entered a room at Comfort Suites in the 3600 block of North Main Street in north Roswell. She had been shot once in the face.
Sena’s boyfriend, Jeremy Hawkins, 35, of Roswell, was arrested Aug. 19 in Albuquerque by U.S. marshals who served a warrant obtained the previous day by RPD detectives. Hawkins is accused of shooting Sena and is charged with an open count of murder, tampering with evidence, felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of intimidation of a witness.
The tampering with evidence charge against Moss stems from his allegedly going to the hotel room after the shooting – but prior to Sena’s body being discovered in the room by hotel staff – and collecting Hawkins’ possessions and returning them to the murder suspect.
The other charges against Moss, who has at least one prior felony conviction in the past 10 years, are based on investigators’ belief Moss had a gun with him when he allegedly threatened a potential witness in this case.
Moss and Hawkins are each currently being held in custody without bond.