For Immediate Release
Man Charged with Arson Related to Fires at Clovis Lowe’s and Walmart
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Jeffrey C. Boshek II, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced that Jimmy Roberts Guillen appeared in federal court on an indictment charging him with attempted arson and arson. Guillen, 59, will remain in temporary custody pending a detention hearing.
According to the indictment, on Sept. 3, 2023, Guillen attempted to damage and destroy the Lowe’s store located on North Prince Street in Clovis, New Mexico, by means of fire. Also, on Sept. 3, 2023, Guillen damaged and destroyed the Walmart store located on North Prince Street in Clovis, New Mexico, by means of fire.
An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Guillen faces up to 20 years in prison.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case with assistance from the Clovis Police Department, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office, Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and Criminal Investigators at the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and Portales Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Elena Stiteler is prosecuting the case.