Governor Susana Martinez announces arrest in Mexico of alleged fugitive child killer Noe Torres

SANTA FE – Today, Governor Susana Martinez and District Attorney Matt Chandler stood with the family of murdered 10-year old Carlos Perez to announce that fugitive murder suspect Noe Torres has been arrested in Chihuahua, Mexico and is awaiting extradition. Torres is wanted for the September 15, 2005 murder of Perez in Clovis, New Mexico. […]

Magistrate Court offering chance to get arrest warrants canceled

CNJ staff Through Friday, Curry County Magistrate Court is offering people a chance to get arrest warrants canceled with its “keep your tail out of jail” program. People with outstanding warrants for failing to pay court costs or failing to appear for proceedings can have their warrants canceled by paying $100 and rescheduling payments or […]

Police seeking warrant for man who eluded arrest

CNJ staff Clovis police are seeking a warrant for a man they say eluded arrest Wednesday night and fled after getting his vehicle stuck in a field east of Clovis. Around 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Mabry Drive, Chief Steve Sanders said his officers spotted a man they knew to have an outstanding […]

Police arrest suspect in Tucumcari shooting

Russell Anglin The New Mexico State Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting two Tucumcari men, according to a police press release. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” Madonda, 33, of Chicago, was arrested Monday on two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence in relation to the deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, […]

Police arrest two in stabbing

CNJ staff report Clovis police arrested two men Monday in connection with a Sept. 18 stabbing. Kenneth Lamar Nash, 24, and Angelo Vargas, 25, are being held at the Curry County jail. Vargas is facing two charges — aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated burglary — and is being held on $35,000 bond, […]

Child aids in drug arrest

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Clovis couple Friday on drug charges following a tip from one of the children living in the residence. Danny, 35, and Samantha Alcala, 32, are charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and child endangerment. The child who called law enforcement alleged […]

Child aids in parents’ drug arrest

On April 23, 2010, Investigators from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis Police Department, who are assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force, served a search warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Harrison in Clovis. An investigation was initiated after a thirteen year old child reported that the child’s parents […]

Two arrested in stabbing

Two men were arrested Monday night following a stabbing at a Clovis convenience store. Charles Jordan Jr., 19, and Abrey Fallis, 18, of Clovis were arrested by Clovis police. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department, witnesses at the Stripes convenience store on South Prince Street and Mabry Drive said they broke up […]

DA mum on arrest of fugitive’s brother

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The district attorney won’t say if this week’s arrest of Noe Torres’ brother could bring law enforcement any closer to the fugitive. Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, is being held without bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on narcotics, assault and weapons charges. For nearly four years, Lucio […]

FBI press release: Arrest in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma, announced the arrest of Terrance Lynn McGuire related to the January 18, 2007 kidnaping of a 10 year-old girl from Texhoma, Oklahoma.At approximately 6:30 p.m. on January 18, 2007, an unidentified individual lured a 10 year-old […]

Police preparing for arrest

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are preparing to charge someone for killing 37-year-old Clifford Webber. “We’re currently working on warrants… to charge somebody in this young man’s death,” Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday. Sanders said he could not speculate on how quickly the warrants would be served. He also declined to […]

Police arrest mother of buried 3-year-old

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Police said Thursday that the mother of a 3-year-old boy found buried at a playground told investigators she suffocated him, had second thoughts and brought him back to life, then changed her mind and suffocated him again. Police Chief Ray Schultz said Tiffany Toribio, 23, told officers that she and […]

Clovis Christian superintendent reinstated

CNJ Staff By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Clovis Christian School board reinstated Superintendent Steven Schultze Thursday after police cleared him of criminal wrongdoing in the arrest of a fugitive at his home. Board President Ben Wright said Schultze returns to work effective immediately. “With completion of a local law enforcement investigation we […]

Police: No charges against Clovis Christian superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The superintendent of Clovis Christian School is not suspected of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the discovery and arrest of a fugitive living in his home. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said an investigation was concluded Tuesday. “A number of search warrants were executed for electronic media regarding (Steven) […]

Police seek arrest warrant with stabbing case

Clovis detectives are seeking an arrest warrant in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning. A Clovis man was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center after being stabbed twice, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. A 20-year old Clovis man told police he got into a fight at a party at […]

Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

Albuquerque man latest solicitation arrest

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Texas police arrest Missouri man after hour-long chase

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Texas sheriff’s deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies. At 12:52 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety official said they had arrested Kyle Martin Bond, 24, of Jefferson […]

Homicide arrest

Release Date: 1/22/2009 (For Immediate Release)Incident Type: – Murder Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect Aaron Quinones For The Murder Of Victim Elizabeth McAdams On December 20, 2008 In Clovis – Accused Arrested Today At the Curry County Adult Detention Center Where Being Held On Other Felony Charges From 2004 Arson of Local Car Dealership Contact […]

Reward offered for information in deer poaching

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest for killing a pair of mule deer discovered near Portales. Game and Fish investigators say a doe and a buck were killed and dumped off South Roosevelt County Road 8 sometime last Monday. Both […]