Clovis man plans excessive force suit

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The X26 taser gun can hit a target 21 feet away and unload electricity into its subject. (CNJ file photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man recently acquitted of battery charges against a county sheriff’s deputy has filed a notice to the county that he intends to sue the deputy for using […]

Sticker guy arrested on unrelated charge

CNJ staff A Clovis man at the center of a she-devil sticker controversy spent Wednesday night in jail on an unrelated charge. Clovis police officials said Dean Young, 31, appeared in Magistrate Court on Wednesday for a traffic violation when it was discovered there was outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear. The […]

Clovis CPR instructor wins Heartsaver Award

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Denise Baldwin of Roswell teaches CPR classes three times a week in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Denise Baldwin lost both of her parents to cardiac arrest — each time no one performed CPR. “They just stood there,” Baldwin said. Baldwin — who had taught CPR at the Red […]

Clovis police officer injured during arrest

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A Clovis police officer was injured while making an arrest Saturday night and will be off duty for nine to 12 weeks. Officer Robert Denney called dispatchers about 11:15 p.m. Saturday to report he had begun a pursuit after seeing a 2001 Ford Escort driving southbound on Main […]

Alleged shooter jailed

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police have arrested a man suspected in the Wednesday shooting death of Lavon Harris, but Police Chief Bill Carey said officers still don’t know much more than they knew Wednesday. “We’re glad the case has drawn to a close and we’ll start the prosecution now,” Carey said. “We have no […]

Bovina police get leads from search

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday night’s police search through Bovina for a fleeing subject may have been much ado over very little, according to Bovina Police Chief Leon Sadler. “We had a loud noise call with a bunch of teenagers and in the course of identifying them, one subject didn’t have any identification whatsoever,” Sadler […]

Arrest of Russia’s richest man could be election ploy

Freedom Newspapers The arrest of the richest man in Russia, Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, on charges of embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion, could be a signal of a titanic political struggle over the future course of the country. Khodorkovsky, who was chairman of Yukos Oil, reputed to be Russia’s richest company, has in the past used […]

Reward increased in Tucker case

Cops and courts The owners of a Clovis business want to boost the reward money offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the death of Clovis businessman J.C. Tucker. Since Tucker was shot Sept. 4 at his business, Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Self Storage near Cannon Air Force Base, police have […]