D.A. hopes to transfer Torres to state prison

CNJ staff Captured fugitive Noe Torres will be sent to Curry County’s troubled jail once he is on U.S. soil but District Attorney Matt Chandler doesn’t anticipate he will be there long. Chandler said Thursday that accused child-killer Torres will be booked into the jail but he plans to immediately file a motion in court […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Fugitive convicted of child molestation A St. Louis jury has convicted Jerry Klinker of child molestation. Klinker, wanted as a fugitive by St. Louis authorities, was captured in Curry County in April 2009 in the home of then-superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools Steven Schultze. Shultze was investigated but never charged with any wrongdoing. He and […]

Emergencies worse when misused

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There are fewer fallacies as widely circulated as those captured by the saying, “Hard cases make bad law.” This includes all the types mentioned by those who would sanction the systematic violation of individual rights just because they can imagine or maybe find some instance in which strict respect for […]

Escaped inmate captured

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Bobby Owen is back in custody after he slipped away from a detention officer early Sunday morning after he was taken to the hospital for injuries he received in a fall at the jail. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail inmate is back in custody after about 10 hours of freedom […]

Bible provides spiritual nourishment

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sunday School was in progress. The teacher, Mrs. Taylor, had a group of feisty 6 year olds for the Sunday School lesson. Captured by the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, the children sat spellbound as Mrs. Taylor held up an artist’s version of Daniel surrounded by the […]

Man facing multiple charges after car chase

A 24-year-old Clovis man faces multiple charges after a high-speed motor vehicle chase ended when he slammed into a parked vehicle. Among the charges Carlos Lopez faces is a second offense of aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm and resisting and evading or obstructing an officer, Curry County Undersheriff […]

Pit bull injures Muleshoe students

CNJ staff Police say 19 children received superficial wounds Wednesday from a pit bull running loose in a Muleshoe school playground. It happened during a lunch recess for fourth-graders at DeShazo Elementary School. Animal control officers later captured and quarantined the dog. Police Lt. Benny Parker said teachers were attempting to get the children back […]

Escapee Michael England captured in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo, Sharna Johnson Escapee Michael England was captured Monday morning at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Pile Street. CNJ staff writer, Sharna Johnson Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block […]

Oct. 4 Press release: McClendon captured

Re: Capture of Larry McClendon Jr. – Escapee from the Curry County, New Mexico Detention Center. On October 4, 2008 at approximately 10:00 AM, Larry McClendon Jr. was captured by the Amarillo Police Department, US Marshall’s Service and Amarillo SWAT Team in Amarillo, Texas. Tips generated through America’s Most Wanted reported sightings in the Amarillo […]

Jail escapee caught in Amarillo

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Escaped Clovis homicide suspect Larry McClendon Jr. was captured around 10:30 a.m. (CDT) in Amarillo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an […]