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Raton shooters busted in Alabama

RATON — Despite a brief extradition battle, a couple arrested in Alabama in connection with a November 3, 2015 shooting in Raton are back in Colfax County. Antonio J. Wilson, 26 and Bryanna N. Vargas, 20, were arrested in Alabama in connection with a shooting in the 800 block of North First Street in Raton near the end of last year. Both suspects were returned to the local jurisdiction on February, 14. According to the criminal complaint ,Wilson allegedly took a shotgun and a .40 caliber handgun and shot into the house hitting both Michael Garcia and Miguel Rodriguez. Both victims were transported to MCMC by private vehicle; Garcia with non-life threatening injuries and Rodriguez with more serious wounds. Rodriguez was later transported to an Albuquerque hospital. Wilson and Vargas were arrested on Colfax County Magistrate Court warrants and charged with a number of felonies associated with the shooting. Wilson has been charged with two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied building (resulting in great bodily harm); Assault with intent to commit a violent felony (with intent to commit murder; two counts of aggravated battery (use of a deadly weapon); Assault with intent to commit a violent felony (with intent to commit mayhem); Tampering with evidence (highest crime committed is a Capital 1st or 2nd degree felony), Five counts of aggravated assault (use of a deadly weapon), a 4th degree felony. Vargas faces two counts of conspiracy to shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied building (resulting in great bodily harm); Conspiracy to assault with intent to commit a violence felony; two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery (use of a deadly weapon); Conspiracy to assault with intent commit a violent felony (intent to commit mayhem); Conspiracy to tampering with evidence (highest crime committed is a Capital 1st or 2nd degree felony) plus five counts of conspiracy to aggravated assault (use of a deadly weapon). Vargas was released on bond Friday, February 19 while Wilson remains in custody at Vigil Maldonado Detention Center.