Cops & courts: Clovis man admits shooting at houseguests

CNJ staff

A 38-year-old Clovis man who became agitated with houseguests and fired a gun at them was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, use of a deadly weapon and battery on a household member, police reports said.

Henry Martinez is being held in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $2,000 bond, jail officials said.

The charges stem from an incident around 6 p.m. Dec. 2 when police responded to a call of shots fired at a house in the 300 block of Axtel Street, the report shows. The female resident told officers her boyfriend had shot his gun at a visiting couple as they were leaving the house. She told officers she was afraid he was going to kill the couple when she saw him point the gun so she pushed him and a bullet struck the wall above the door, the report said.

Officers found a handgun and a bullet hole above the door, according to the report. The report said Martinez admitted he had been drinking and had shot the gun.

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An arrest has been made in the battery of two out-of-town men at a Clovis bar, according to police reports.

Shannon Jackson, 28, of Clovis was arrested following a stand-off Nov. 29 with police trying to serve a warrant on him, where tear gas was employed to force him and two associates from a home in the 1100 block of Sheldon Street, police said.

Jackson was charged with aggravated battery and felon in possession of a firearm for his alleged role in an attack on two men outside Kelley’s Bar and Grill Nov. 26, police reports said. He is being held on a $31,000 bond in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to jail officials.
Two males visiting Clovis told police they were leaving Kelley’s Bar and Grill around 2 a.m. when they were jumped by a group of men in the parking lot. Both showed officers head injuries they said they received when a man in the group hit them with a gun, a previous police report said.

Police found the weapon used in the battery when they responded the same night to a home in the 3000 block of Sheridan Street for a report of battery. A woman said Jackson, her boyfriend, had come home and assaulted her, throwing a gun into the bushes outside her home as he left.

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A store employee was assaulted when he confronted two shoplifters he said he observed placing items in their baby’s diaper bag, according to police reports.

The man, 44, told police on Nov. 30 he watched a man and woman take items from the shelves at S & S Supermarket and place them in a diaper bag in their shopping cart.

When he approached them to try to retrieve the items, he said the woman became irate and struck him several times, though he was able to get the items from her, the report said.

Approximately $7 in merchandise was recovered, including milk, meat and Cheetos, according to the report.

The incident is being classified as a robbery and a battery, the report said. The case is under investigation.

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Two men were arrested after busting into a home and beating two male occupants over a girl, according to police reports.

Juan Cordova, 18, and Chris Gonzales, 19, were arrested for aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal damage and evading police, the report said. They are each being held in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $28,000 bonds, jail officials said.

The two are charged in connection with an incident about midnight Dec. 3 when police were called to the home in the 300 block of Sheldon Stree, the report said.

When they arrived, officers encountered the men in the broken doorway of the home.

The victims said they were in the home with Gonzales’ girlfriend when the men began banging on the door. When no one gave them entry, the men said they broke out windows on the car owned by one of the victims and a window on the house, then broke through the front door and attacked them, the report said.

A third man allegedly with Cordova and Gonzales could not be located, the report said.

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A Lubbock woman was arrested in Clovis Wednesday for shoplifting more than $500 worth of watches from a store at the mall, according to police reports.

Annette Garcia, 22, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, child abuse and conspiracy to shoplifting, the report said. She is being held in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $16,000 bond, according to jail officials.
A man holding a pink bag in the mall parking lot flagged down an officer responding to a call around 9 p.m., the report said.

The man directed the officer to a woman walking through the parking lot with a baby in her arms, the report said.

Store employees told officers the alarm went off when Garcia and three other women left The Buckle. They said she had her 18-month-old child in a stroller and a pink bag in her hand. The manager said when he went after her, she grabbed her baby out of the stroller and took off, the report said.

When he cornered her at the mall exit, he said Garcia began hitting him with the bag before he got it from her and she ran out into the parking lot, according to the report.

Seven Fossil brand watches from a display case were found in the pink bag.

The child was given over to a state social worker. The other three individuals were not located, the report said.

Cops and Courts is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: sharna_johnson