Portales man charged with cocaine trafficking

A Portales man faces felony charges after police say a raid at his home Thursday netted a “substantial quantity” of cocaine. According to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from Roosevelt County, Curry County, and the Clovis Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 200 block of South Avenue […]

Parmer County inmate quickly recaptured

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Parmer County inmate police say escaped while taking out the trash Thursday morning was recaptured about an hour later near the jail in Farwell. Sheriff Randy Geries said 17-year-old Jesus Magallanes had less than two months left on his sentence for misdemeanor charges but now faces up to […]

Couple faces felony drug charges

CNJ staff A Clovis couple is facing felony drug charges after police say they found approximately 20 rocks of crack cocaine in their home. Region V Drug Task Force agents arrested the couple Friday night. According to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s office, agents discovered the illegal drugs while executing a search warrant […]

Press release: Man gets 18 years for trafficking cocaine

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that James Sneed Jr., age 43, of Clovis was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in the Department of Corrections for Trafficking Cocaine, a second degree felony. The charges stem from March 29, 2009, when the Region 5 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at James Sneed’s […]

Portales residents face drug charges

CNJ staff Two Portales residents are facing felony drug charges. Tuesday, Daisy Ornelas, 23, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, after officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Portales Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of South Avenue E, according to a […]

Press Release: Two from Clovis convicted of trafficking

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that James Metzger, age 38, was convicted of one (1) count of Trafficking Methamphetamines, a second degree felony, and sentenced to three (3) years in the Department of Corrections. Additionally, Anna Goodwin, age 38, was also convicted of one (1) count of Trafficking Methamphetamines, a second degree […]

Teens accused of shooting out car windows face felony indictment in Texas

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four teens accused of shooting out dozens of car windows in four communities during the holidays are facing felony indictment in Texas and more than 50 criminal counts in Clovis. Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney, said she is combining damage estimates from incidents in Bovina and Farwell, […]

Detention officer, wife facing felony drug charges

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker says a county detention center officer was fired Friday after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from the jail to sell on the street. Hooker said Larry Martinez, 36, and his wife, Jesseka Martinez, 35, are facing assorted felony drug […]

Police find 58 pounds of pot

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man and Lovington woman face felony charges after police say they caught the pair Thursday with 58 pounds of marijuana. Davis Howl, 42, and Melissa Flowers, 39, are charged with distribution of marijuana, according to Portales Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Bond was set at $50,000 each. Both were jailed in […]

Florida man arrested in Clovis on felony sex charge

CNJ staff Curry County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Florida man in Clovis Wednesday on an outstanding felony sex charge. Herbert Clinton Miller was a fugitive from Florida, according to a press release from the sheriff. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force contacted the sheriff’s office and advised them Miller could be residing in Clovis, the […]

Clovis man arrested again on drug charges

CNJ staff A 34-year-old Clovis man already on federal parole for dealing drugs was arrested by the Region V Drug Task Force on Wednesday after investigators say he arranged to buy more than a half pound of cocaine. Scott Foster was charged with criminal solicitation to commit felony drug trafficking and attempted felony drug trafficking. […]

Raids yield drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Three Roosevelt County residents face felony drug charges from two recent raids in Portales by city police, the Roosevelt County Sheriff and the Region 5 Drug Task Force. Tamara Davis, 28, of Portales, was arrested Thursday, accused of distributing marijuana from her home in the 500 block of E. 1st Street, according […]

Press release: Neighbors lead police to burglar

A 22-year-old local Clovis man identified as Anthony Moore was arrested September 23rd, 2009 by Clovis Police Detectives and Patrol Officers on 1count each of Residential Burglary, Felony Tampering with Evidence, Felony Larceny and Criminal Damage after watchful neighbors contacted police immediately with personal suspect identifying information and suspect vehicle description upon seeing suspect Anthony […]

Neighbors help nab burglar

A Clovis man is accused of burglary after neighbors called police Wednesday to report him removing items from a house on their street. Anthony Moore, 22, is charged with burglary, felony tampering with evidence, felony larceny and criminal damage. Police said they believe he may be involved in other recent burglaries. Moore is being held […]

Clovis man facing felony drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Clovis man is facing felony drug charges after task force agents seized nearly a pound of marijuana Monday in a raid at his house. Brandon Johnson was released on $31,000 bond Monday night, jail officials said. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine […]

Woman arrested for drugs in undergarments

Freedom New Mexico A 36-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after drug task force agents found crack cocaine and marijuana hidden in her undergarments. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said Nathania Nathan was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Cops and Courts

Two Cannon Airmen are facing felony charges and a total of nine have been charged in connection with underage drinking stemming from an August party, according to court records. Scott Garbutt, 25, and Shaun Holland, 24, were arrested Sept. 9 and released on $50,000 appearance bonds, court records show. They are each charged with 10 […]

Clovis teens charged in vandalism spree

CNJ staff Clovis police have charged five teens in connection with a vandalism spree in early August, according to a press release. A 17-year-old female, two 16-year-old males and a 15-year-old male were arrested Wednesday, the release said. The arrest of a 14-year-old male is pending. The youth are accused of breaking almost two dozen […]

Clovis man arrested after ATM malfunction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was charged with a felony Wednesday when he tried to retrieve his ATM card from a bank machine with his pocket knife. Manuel Beltran, 56, said he was trying to withdraw money from an ATM at a retail store to pay bills. “I put the card […]

April 27, 2008 Cops and Courts

A Clovis woman has been charged with embezzling between $80,000 and $100,000 from a private law firm where she was employed, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Curry County Magistrate Court. Debbie Molina, 33, was arrested April 16 and released on an $1,800 appearance bond, jail officials said. She is charged with 78 counts, […]