Amarillo SWAT searches for felons wanted out of New Mexico

Amarillo SWAT searches for felons wanted out of New Mexico
Nikko Nathan, 24
Nikko Nathan, 24
Cedar Chavarria, 22
Cedar Chavarria, 22

Amarillo, TX - The Amarillo SWAT team and Amarillo police officers surrounded an Amarillo motel Saturday afternoon after receiving a tip about two wanted suspects said to be staying there.

About 11:30 Saturday morning, officers received a tip that two suspects wanted out of New Mexico were staying in a hotel in the 6000 block of Amarillo Blvd. West.

Police were unable to locate the two men there, but then checked the Astro Motel also on the Blvd and found a room they believe the suspects were staying in.

Authorities believe they fled through a window before police arrived. Police also made contact with and found marijuana on two male teens who they believed were in contact with the wanted suspects.
One male, 17-year-old Jesus Mendoza, was arrested and the other male, age 16, was released to a parent.

The suspects still at large are 24-year-old Nikko Nathan and 22-year-old Cedar Chavarria. Nathan is wanted for Aggravated Assault and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Chavarria is wanted for Harboring a Fugitive.

If you have any information on these two men, you're asked to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.