Cops and Courts: Pair charged in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer

Two Clovis teens were indicted Friday for charges related to robberies outside a store owned by homicide victim Emmett Salisbury the night he was shot and killed, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney.
Larry McClendon, 19, and Anthony Wallace, 18, are each charged with two counts of robbery, four counts of attempt to commit a violent felony, two counts of aggravated battery, four counts of aggravated assault, one count of burglary, two counts of intimidation of a state’s witness, two counts of attempted robbery and one count of attempted aggravated burglary, records show.
Police have said the teens robbed two people and attempted to rob two others who had gone to the store to visit Salisbury, 31, between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
His business partner found Salisbury’s body in his store the next day. Police have said he died of a single gunshot to the chest between 8 and 9 p.m. the night before.
McClendon and Wallace are not charged in connection with the homicide, Chandler said.
Investigators are still awaiting results of forensic tests related to the homicide, he said.
No one has been charged in connection with the homicide.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an altercation that took place at the Curry County Adult Detention Center Jan. 27, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller.
Deputies were dispatched to the jail around 4:30 p.m. when a 911 call was made in reference to a public affray in pod two, police dispatch call logs show.
Waller said an inmate and female detention officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
The officer was struck as she was attempting to stop the altercation, he said.
Charges are anticipated, and the investigation is ongoing, he said.

The Clovis Police Department is asking for public support in providing educational materials to local children, according to a department letter.
Partnering with the nonprofit National Child Safety Council/National Drug and Safety League, the department plans to address such topics as gateway drugs, drug abuse, anger management and conflict resolution, youth gangs and firearm safety, the letter said.
Literature will be distributed by police officers at schools, churches, safety fairs, youth-oriented events and during presentations.
Sponsorship levels are 50 children for $60, 75 children for $90, 100 children for $120, 200 children for $240, 300 children for $360, 400 children for $480 and 500 children for $600.
Sponsors will be listed in the materials.
Checks payable to the National Drug & Safety League can be mailed to the organization to the attention of Officer Eric Muller, Clovis Police Department, 300 North Connelly Street, Clovis, NM 88101.
Response is requested by March 7.