Cops and Courts: Police report man accused of beating wife with rod

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod and a telephone is being sought, according to Clovis police.
Romeo Sierra, 60, is wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and battery on a household member, Clovis Capt. Patrick Whitney said.
Police responded Sept. 14 to a residence on Maple Street for a battery victim and found Sierra’s wife suffering from multiple head injuries, a police report said.
She told officers her husband had attacked her while she was in the shower and accused her of having an affair, then beat her with the pole and a telephone, according to the report.
Officers found the weapon in the home and blood throughout the house matching events described by the victim.
The victim received medical treatment and was released from Plains Regional Medical Center, the report said.
Police have been unable to locate Sierra, Whitney said. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact police at 769-1921.

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Clovis police will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lockwood Elementary School to discuss crime concerns with community members, according to a press release from police.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss crime and crime prevention.
Representatives from the police department will include: Administration, animal control, school resource officers, training and recruiting, community relations, the gang task force and more, the release said.
Information: 763-9427

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