Former ENMU student sentenced for child porn

CNJ staff A former Eastern New Mexico University student was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Christopher Kelley, 41, was convicted of eight counts of child pornography, and will be required to serve four years of probation and register […]

State police investigating crash in Roosevelt County

Freedom New Mexico At least one person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a two-vehicle accident around 8:15 p.m. Friday at N.M. 206 and South Roosevelt Road 7, said New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the involved section of N.M. 206 was closed for the investigation as of about 9:30 p.m. […]

Press release: Man stabbed Saturday near Portales

According to a release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Douglas Wood (52), of Portales, on Saturday, December 5th, 2009 for Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member with a Deadly Weapon after they were dispatched to his home located 1596 New Mexico 236 in Roosevelt County. At […]

Roosevelt County deputies capture parole violator

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff’s deputies said they shot a 28-year-old Roosevelt County man with an electronic stun gun Wednesday while he was trying to escape. The man is identified as Juan Z. Bustamante and is accused being a probation and parole absconder. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said a warrant for Bustamante’s arrest was issued Tuesday […]

District judge demands more courthouse security

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Chief District Judge Teddy Hartley is threatening to withhold security equipment from the county unless his demand is met for more deputies on courthouse duty. The judge is taking his case to the Curry County Commission Tuesday. The commission is expected to consider closing all but the south entrance […]

Sheriff’s office investigating Thursday stabbing

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Thursday stabbing of a 25-year-old man. Jonathan Barel was initially treated at Plains Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a Lubbock hospital with a 4-inch laceration to the left leg below the knee, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday. Waller said deputies were dispatched to […]

Three arrested for metal theft

Freedom New Mexico Three Clovis residents were arrested this week in unrelated incidents of copper and scrap metal theft, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the arrests have helped his office gain ground in the battle against scrap metal thefts in the county. “This is helping […]

Sheriff tests out stun gun

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Deputy Sandy Loomis, right, shows commissioners two Taser probes taped to the back of Sheriff Matt Murray. Deputies opted to tape the probes for the demonstration because when shot from the hand-held unit they can tear or burn clothing. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Supported by a deputy on […]

Six charged with alleged inmate beating

CNJ Staff Curry County Sheriff’s deputies charged six inmates at the Curry County Detention center Wednesday in connection with the July 19 battery of another 41-year-old inmate, according to an incident report. The men are each charged with one misdemeanor count of battery, and $500 was added to their respective bonds, the report said. Michael […]

Deputies don new duds

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Williams, wearing the department’s new uniform, stands Tuesday as he is introduced to commissioners by Sheriff Matt Murray during the Curry County Commission meeting. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sheriff’s deputies came to the Curry County Commission meeting Tuesday, then commissioners spent time in […]