Warrants for unpaid fines up by more than 50 percent

Sharna Johnson The number of warrants for unpaid fines issued by Curry County Magistrate Court has increased by more than 50 percent over last year. As of Friday, there were 948 outstanding warrants for cases where fines have not been paid to the courts, according to a list of warrants provided by the courts. Totaling […]

Portales man arrested for outstanding library fines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez was arrested in Portales Sept. 21 for failing to pay outstanding library fines. Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez may not remember the titles of the library books he lost, but he won’t forget being arrested for not paying the fines. Chavez, 29, was arrested in Portales on Sept. 21, […]

Nearly 600 in system for unpaid fines

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Court officials are hoping people see their name in print and come in to settle their debt. Curry County Magistrate Court Manager Jinger Fiola said nearly 600 people are in the system for failing to pay fines and have warrants out for their arrest. Some of the cases are […]

Limited amnesty offered on outstanding warrants

CNJ staff Limited amnesty will be offered in December to people with outstanding bench warrants in Curry and Roosevelt County magistrate courts, according to court officials. With approximately 2,500 outstanding bench warrants in Curry County alone, some dating back to 1982, the courts are hoping to reduce the backlog by offering people a chance to […]

April 15, 1916

Clovis City Council had passed a new driving ordinance scheduled to become law within the week – all drivers had to “keep to the right” or risk substantial fines. … The Chamber of Commerce had elected Claud Miller as its president. … A. Weidmann Shoe Store announced it had received a shipment of Florsheim Oxfords. […]

Nov. 26, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Roseanne Cordova, 45, pleaded guilty to larceny (valued between $100 and $250), and was ordered to serve six months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She was given credit for her sentence of imprisonment in favor of six months supervised […]

Oct. 29, 2006 Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Andrea Patron, 31, pleaded guilty to shoplifting (valued between $250 and $2,500) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She was given credit for her sentence […]

Oct. 8, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Tommie Padilla, 56, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was ordered to serve six months imprisonment, followed by one year supervised probation, and pay all fines and […]

Sept. 10, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Randall Quinn, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI (third offense). He was ordered to serve one year less one-day imprisonment, followed by nine months and four days supervised probation, and pay all fines and fees. All but 90 days of his […]

July 30, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Patrick L. Chavez, 36, was found guilty by a jury of possessing a controlled substance and adjudged to be a habitual offender; and ordered to serve four years and one year, six months imprisonment, and pay all fines and fees. He […]

6/11 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Robert Sena, 41, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year, seven months and 12 days. • […]

5/7 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Aaron Tanner, 34, pleaded guilty to theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, evidence tampering, issuing a worthless check valued at more than $25 (two counts) and forgery. He will serve 18 months in prison, followed by five years supervised […]

City adopts downtown renewal strategy

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Downtown Clovis is one step closer to renewal. City Commissioners on Thursday night adopted a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan for the downtown area that enables the city to acquire, own, lease, improve and dispose of properties in order to attract economic activity. Bob McCabe and Phyllis Taylor with Sites […]

3/26 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Damon Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, one month and eight days. • Alton P. Smith, […]

3/19 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Brenda Marie Green, 44, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, is adjudged to be a habitual offender, and is ordered to serve four years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for three years, one […]

3/12 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Mytrice Williams, 34, pleaded guilty to forgery and embezzlement ($2500 to $20,000, two counts), and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment followed by three years supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. The sentence of imprisonment was suspended. • […]

2/26 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • John Clark, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery against a household member, false imprisonment, is adjudged to be a habitual offender, and is ordered to serve one year six months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit […]

2/12 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Daniel Gutierrez, 31, was found guilty by a jury of kidnapping (first degree), aggravated battery against a household member, aggravated assault against a household member and is ordered to serve 18 years imprisonment followed by three years supervised probation and pay […]

2/5 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Billy Martin, 51, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact of a minor (a child under age 13, four counts) and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, three […]

1/29 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Tina Louise Le Clear, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and is ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for seven months […]