Omar Romero, 20, who is a person of interest for a murder that occurred in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was arrested by Walton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies on Saturday evening (April 4th), after stabbing his girlfriend with a knife multiple times.
Romero and his girlfriend, Sally Brown, 20, arrived in Walton County from New Mexico on Saturday afternoon, April 4th. They were staying with Brown’s relatives who live at 119 Gator Run Road, DeFuniak Springs. Family members arrived at the residence around 6:30 pm after returning from the grocery store and heard Brown screaming inside the residence. They entered the home and saw Romero with a knife in his hand, wearing a glove, swinging it towards Brown. Brown managed to escape while family members heard Romero state over and over “she must pay, she can’t be trusted.” Romero was described as behaving irrationally and pacing back and forth. Deputies arrived, secured the scene and Romero was placed under arrest and transported to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Jail. The knife used during the stabbing was retrieved and placed into evidence by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.
Brown was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and is currently listed in stable condition. Romero is charged with attempted murder and is being held on a 100,000 bond. WCSO Investigators are currently working with investigators from Albuquerque Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.