Clovis man sentenced for attacking fellow inmate

CNJ staff

A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years for attacking a fellow inmate with a broomstick in November 2008.

The most recent sentence brings Guadalupe Urquizo’s sentence to 41 years imprisonment for several violent acts since 2008, according to a Tuesday press release from the district attorney’s office.

Urquizo is one of four inmates who attempted to escape from the Curry County jail Feb. 2.

He has also been convicted of aggravated assault on a household member for an October 2008 incident and the attempted murder of two detention officers in when he stabbed them with a handmade knife in October 2008.

“In all, Mr. Urquizo has now been sentenced to serve a total of 41-years in prison for the spree of violent attacks. We are doing our best to hold this violent felon accountable for each and every attack, and as of now he is scheduled to be locked away until he reaches the age of 70 years old,” District Attorney Matt Chandler was quoted as saying in the press release.

Urquizo will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for release.