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Police arrest 2 men in Dixon triple homicide

June 2, 2018 GMT

John Powell, 34 and Roger Gage, 33 (NMSP)

State Police captured two suspects Friday evening in connection to a triple homicide that rocked the small town of Dixon, N.M. earlier this week.

NM State Police Officer Ray Wilson said John Powell, 34, and Roger Gage, 33, were taken into custody in El Prado, NM, in the slaying of three people found dead Wednesday night inside a home in Dixon, N.M. a small community between Taos and Espanola along N.M. 68.

“New Mexico State Police agents spotted the suspect vehicle in El Prado, N.M.,” he said. “State Police officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.”

Both men are charged with three counts of first degree murder and a count each of conspiracy and aggravated burglary.

State Police discovered the bodies at a home along N.M. 580, around 8 p.m., after someone stopped by the home and saw the bodies through the window.

Wilson said the names and genders of the victims will not be released until they have been positively identified by the medical examiner. Police have not said how the three people died.

A Journal reporter tentatively identified one victim as Kierin Guillemin through interviews with associates and an ex-girlfriend in Dixon.

?New Mexico State Police agents continue to diligently investigate this case,? he said.