Police detective cleared in pedestrian fatality

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis police detective involved in a pedestrian fatality while on duty last month has been officially cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a state police report made public last week. Investigators determined the fatal injuries Delores Jacks, 71, received Dec. 12 when struck by a police car being […]

Family plans to sue city over pedestrian fatality

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A lawyer representing the family of a Clovis woman who died after being struck by a police vehicle last week said he plans to sue the city. Delores Jacks, 71, was struck Dec. 13 by a car driven by Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah while he was on duty. […]

12/16 Local Roundup

Police lieutenant returns to duty A Clovis police lieutenant involved in a pedestrian fatality Monday night returned to work Wednesday after passing a mandatory drug test. Lt. Roger Grah was taken off duty following Monday’s accident pending the results of the drug test, according to Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas. It is city policy for […]

Officer on duty at time of fatal accident

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah was doing routine patrol Monday evening when his police vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Gary Ross, whose agency is investigating the fatality. Delores Jacks, 71, was crossing Mitchell Street around 6:45 p.m. when she was struck, officials […]

Robberies could be connected

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the possibility that a pair of armed robbery incidents in the last six days are connected. An armed robbery attempt Saturday night bore similarities to another incident two days earlier, Clovis Police officials said Tuesday. According to police reports, two subjects with bandanas covering their faces attempted to rob […]

Clovis woman shot in foot

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis woman was shot in the foot Wednesday during a possible robbery on the city’s west side. The shooting suspect remains at large, police said. The woman was resting in her home at 1308 W. Ninth St. about 11:30 a.m. when a man entered her house and demanded money, said Sgt. […]

Shooting treated as homicide

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Clovis Police officer Dave Wetmore investigates the scene of a shooting Wednesday in the 1700 block of Gidding Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was found shot to death on Wednesday morning at his residence at 1725 Gidding St., police said. Police said they are investigating the […]

Local Roundup

CNJ Staff Shooting victim still in critical condition A Clovis man shot Friday night in the 1000 block of Reid Street was still listed in critical condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock Monday night, hospital officials said. Clovis police were unable to provide much detail Monday night why Chris Lucero, 38, had been shot. […]

Gunshot victim in critical condition

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Clovis Police Officer Melissa Breyette picks up evidence markers at the scene of a shooting Friday night at the Coco Apartments on the corner of 10th and Reid streets in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after being shot […]

Shooting suspect arrested

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Byron Logan By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested two men late Friday evening in connection with last month’s slaying of a 31-year-old Clovis man. Byron Logan, 22, of Clovis, was arrested without incident at his residence and is charged with an open count of murder in the death of Tony Parker. Parker […]

Man shot dead near apartment complex

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Clovis Police Officer Timothy Marshall stands in the doorway as detectives seach for evidence at Clovis Apartments at the scene of Saturday’s homicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 31-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday morning after suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Officials said Tony Parker was shot about […]

Clovis, Farwell robberies could be linked

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Police believe two armed robberies Tuesday evening were the work of the same man and could be related to recent armed robberies in Farwell. Sgt. Roger Grah of the Clovis Police Department said a Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s with sunglasses and a blue […]

Police: 15-year-old shot Friday isn’t cooperating with police

Clovis police say a 15-year-old from Texas showed up in a Clovis emergency room Friday night with a gunshot wound to the leg, but he wouldn’t tell police who shot him or what happened. Police didn’t release the juvenile’s name because of his age. Sgt. Chris Kinley of the Clovis Police Department said the juvenile […]

Alleged shooter jailed

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police have arrested a man suspected in the Wednesday shooting death of Lavon Harris, but Police Chief Bill Carey said officers still don’t know much more than they knew Wednesday. “We’re glad the case has drawn to a close and we’ll start the prosecution now,” Carey said. “We have no […]

Police offer $1,000 reward in slaying

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police have offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information about the Sunday morning shooting death of Carlos Murillo. Sgt. Roger Grah of the Clovis Police Department said anyone with information on the shooting may call him at 769-1921 or, if they want to remain anonymous, may call the […]

One killed in early-morning shooting

By Michelle Seeber A Clovis man was shot to death early Sunday morning as he apparently raced through Clovis in his Sport Utility Vehicle in an attempt to flee his assailants. Carlos Murillo, 27, died about 3:40 a.m., police said, after he was shot at the intersection of Concord Street and Marvin Hass Boulevard in […]

Clovis enjoys a quiet new year

CNJ staff report More than a dozen people were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on New Year’s eve and early Thursday morning, in a night that one police spokesman said kept officers running from one part of town to another. Police Lt. Patrick Whitney said Thursday that officers were so busy answering […]

Would-be robbers hit theater again

By Darrell Todd Maurina Armed robbers hit the North Plains Cinema for the third time this summer on Wednesday night and police said suspects may be connected to eight attempted armed robberies in Clovis since June 14. No one was injured and no cash was taken in Wednesday’s incident. But the event doused hopes that […]