Local Roundup: Attempted abduction of 14-year-old fails

By CNJ Staff

Two men attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon in Grady, according to a Curry County Sheriff’s Department press release.

The girl told police she was walking to her grandmother’s house around 4 p.m. when two white men in a dark-colored, older model van attempted to abduct her, the release said.

The child was unharmed, the release said.

Area schools were notified Tuesday, according to the release.

“We are still conducting our investigation,” Sheriff Matt Murray said.

Murray declined further comment.

The vehicle has a sliding door on the driver’s side with tinted side windows, the release said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Curry County Sheriff’s office at 769-2335 or Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000.

Woman, son stable after accident
A 25-year-old Clovis woman and her 4-year-old son were listed in stable condition Wednesday after being airlifted Tuesday morning to Lubbock following a two-vehicle accident west of Clovis on U.S. 60/84, state police said.

Around 8 a.m. Jennifer Shonkwiler was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon and failed to yield the right of way as she entered 60/84 from Curry Road R near Cannon Air Force Base, according to Sgt. Steve Mulkey of the New Mexico State Police. Her vehicle struck a commercial truck driven by Lee Sconyers, according to Mulkey.

Shonkwiler’s son was ejected from the vehicle, he said.

Sconyers, 52, was not injured, Mulkey reported.

Shonkwiler was cited for failure to yield and a child restraint violation, Mulkey said.