Farwell resident Cade Beverage enjoys cooking for his family

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Tonjia Rolan: CMI photo Electrician Cade Beverage, 36, hard at work investigating an electrical problem at a local business. Cade Beverage of Farwell can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. The electrician and father of three boys enjoys cooking for his family and hosting family gatherings. Beverage and his wife, […]

Jail employees reprimanded after hearings

Freedom New Mexico It appears more than one Curry County jail employee has been fired and others have been either demoted, suspended or hit with salary reductions. The information was part of a brief press release issued Friday by County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle declined to identify employees affected, citing personnel policy. He also declined […]

Policy changes in place at jail

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File photo Curry County officials are hoping a laundry list of policy changes coupled with surprise inspections by the county manager and others will eliminate escapes at the problem-plagued jail. Robin Fornoff Curry County officials are hoping a laundry list of policy changes coupled with surprise inspections by the county manager and others will eliminate […]

CNJ receives records related to jail escape

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CNJ file photo The Clovis News Journal requested records related to the Nov. 13 escape at the Curry County jail. Here are reports provided:

Officials: More than one officer will face disciplinary action (updated)

David Stevens: Freedom editor More than one officer will face disciplinary action in connection with Sunday morning’s Curry County jail escape, and at least one has already been placed on paid administrative leave, county officials said. Interim jail administrator Tori Sandoval said Narcizo Soto Jr., 35, should never have been allowed to participate in the […]

Year in review: 2010 troubled year at jail

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File photo The Curry County jail had another troubled year in 2010, with an escape attempt and other issues. CNJ staff Escape attempts, mistaken releases and top brass walking off the job and forcing the sheriff to step in highlighted the year for an already troubled Curry County jail. Voters also overwhelmingly rejected two tax […]

Inmate accused in jail guard stabbing

An inmate facing escape charges is accused of stabbing a detention officer with a ball point pen Wednesday at Curry County jail. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were summoned to the jail about 10 p.m. and determined inmate Brandon Wagner, 24, assaulted Lt. Christina Chavez and Officer Zack Boone with a pen. Waller said Chavez […]

Jail escape attempt being investigated

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted escape from the jail Thursday. Investigators were called to the jail around 5 p.m. after a lieutenant at the facility noticed unusual inmate activity in one of the pods, Undersheriff Wesley Waller wrote in an e-mail Monday. Waller said the lieutenant went to investigate […]

Detention officer under investigation

Sharna Johnson A Curry County detention officer who took two inmates outside the jail to have lunch earlier this week is under administrative investigation, Administrator Keith Norwood said Thursday. Norwood said he stumbled onto the trio Tuesday as they sat on the east side of the detention center, eating their jail-prepared meals. One of the […]

County releases video footage of escape attempt

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CNJ photo A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail on Feb. 21. Jail officials estimate the inmates did $15,000 worth of damage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail, taking turns […]