Warrant issued for shooting suspect

CNJ staff

Clovis police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a man they believe entered a woman’s house, demanded money and shot her in the foot earlier this week.

Antonio Maes, 21, of Clovis, is wanted for aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and intimidation of a witness following a confrontation with 23-year-old Paula Griego, according to court documents.

Griego and Maes knew each other from previous encounters and were acquaintances, court records show.
Police have been searching for Maes since Wednesday morning when they said he entered Griego’s house at 1308 W. 9th St.

Griego was treated and released Wednesday from Plains Regional Medical Center. She could not be reached for comment.

Maes, described as 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, is scheduled to appear before a district judge in February on five prior felony charges including possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and embezzlement of more than $2,500.

According to court records, Griego was sleeping in her house when Maes and two or three unknown white males entered without invitation. Maes came into Griego’s bedroom and was initially friendly, court records show.

But his cordial attitude quickly became demanding when he searched Griego’s possessions and began asking for money. Griego told police she did not owe him any money.

When Griego told Maes she didn’t have any money, she said the shot was fired. A friend then drove her to the hospital 30 minutes later. Maes walked out of the house after the shooting, according to court records.