Police: Suspect in custody for dealership fires

Clovis police said Monday they have a suspect in custody for weekend fires at The Hamilton Auto Group’s Auto World car dealership in Clovis and GM Country in Portales. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney declined to identify the suspect until charges are filed. Whitney said that although the fire department has not confirmed arson, the […]

Proposed jail site coming ‘within a week’

Curry County commissioners this morning voted to announce a site selection for a proposed jail “within a week.” Commissioners said they are considering two sites, both outside the Clovis city limits. An Aug. 6 election has been called asking voters whether to issue  $9.88 million in general obligation bonds to “acquire land for, equip, furnish […]

Portales escapee back in custody

By Christina Calloway Senior Writer Roosevelt County officials this morning are confirming last week’s jail escapee has been recaptured. Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker said Ruben Lozano, 42, was arrested without incident at 7:25 a.m. (MDT) Friday in Midland, Texas. Lozano escaped last Friday night with another inmate who was recaptured an hour later. Parker said […]