Players’ notions change after all-star week

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Heading into the week of all-star football practices, which culminated in a 24-7 victory for the South on Friday, Clovis linemen Randy Cerda and Aaron Simon may have had certain preconceived notions about some things. At the end of the week, some of those were all but forgotten […]

Cerda, Richard

Richard Lee Cerda, 33, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Clovis. Mr. Cerda was born May 31, 1972 to Richard and Rosalinda Vera Cerda in Amarillo. He married Anna Marie Mares on Dec. 22, 1993 in Clovis. He was an employee of Wilhite Construction, previously employed by Blue Beacon in Amarillo, Texas, where he also […]

Clovis man sentenced to 15 years

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for a 2005 crime spree, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Marcos Cerda, 21, was convicted of kidnapping, aggravated battery against a household member, escape from custody and three counts of battery against a peace officer. […]

Lunch-pail approach works for Cats’ Cerda

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Clovis High School senior nose tackle Randy Cerda convinced his parents to forgo a move to Raton before his sophomore season so he could play for his beloved Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Playing a position where he is embedded in the human carnage known as the line […]

Court escape fails

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Marcos Cerda is detained by police on Axtell Street Thursday after he led authorities on a chase through the streets east of Magistrate Court. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 20-year-old inmate awaiting a preliminary hearing at Magistrate court managed to escaped custody Thursday only to be captured a […]

Clovis man charged with kidnapping

CNJ staff A 20-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday after police said he held three people hostage, including his 2-year-old daughter. Marcos Cerda is being held on $167,000 in bonds at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on three counts of kidnapping, two counts of battery, two counts of aggravated burglary, resisting arrest, child abuse […]