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 […]

Part 1: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist One of the first real shootouts in Clovis happened on Aug. 15, 1909. That’s one of the first stories I heard when I started writing about Clovis history. Old Tom Pendergrass, the first historian of Clovis, told me the story. He was a lad of 9, who was in the […]

1/15 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Rafael Garcia-Munoz, 32, pleaded guilty to abandonment or abuse of a child and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment followed by two years less 88 days supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for three […]

1/8 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Russel Lasner, 28, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and was ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year and 16 days against his […]

12/25 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Leeann Garcia, 26, pleaded guilty to abuse of a child (first offense), and is ordered to serve one year less one day imprisonment followed by one year less one day supervised probation, She will receive credit for one year less one […]

12/18 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Johnny E. Fulgham, 52, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs (first offense) and is ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment followed by 18 months […]

12/11 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Mark E. Catanzaro, 36, pleaded guilty to embezzlement ($100-$250), receipt of stolen property ($100-$250) and is ordered to serve two years imprisonment followed by two years, two days supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. His imprisonment was suspended. • […]

12/4 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Roseanne Cordova, 44, pled guilty to aggravated burglary (armed after entering) and is ordered to serve nine years imprisonment followed by four years and six months supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for eight years […]

11/6 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Oct. 19 and Oct. 29: • Ismael S. Marez, 47, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs (Seventh or more offense). He was ordered to serve two years less 69 days of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised probation and […]

10/30 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Oct. 5 and Oct. 19: • Steven Lujan, 22, was found guilty by a jury of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, concealing identity, failure to carry proof of financial responsibility, evidence […]

Clovis man pleads guilty in shooting

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Mark Madrid (right) speaks with his attorney, Michael Rosenfield, on Monday in a Clovis courtroom. Madrid, 23, faces between 16 to 27 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As Mark Madrid left the courtroom Monday in shackles, he told his mother […]

10/23 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filled in the Ninth Judicial District Court between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 2005: • David Jones, 41, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon. He was ordered to serve three years supervised probation and pay a […]

10/16 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Sept. 28 and Oct. 5: • Elias Chaves, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, to resisting, evading or obstruction of an officer and to possession of marijuana (1 ounce or less). He was ordered to serve probation. […]

Clovis man found guilty

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Francesea Duran cries Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse after hearing the verdict, which found her uncle, Steven Duran, guilty of first-degree murder, as well as five other charges. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty […]

7/24 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Joe Gonzales, 27, pleaded guilty to theft of a credit card and is ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, submit to drug/alcohol screening, comply with recommendations of screener, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, pay probation costs, submit a […]

6/26 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Kenneth R. Bair, 46, pleaded guilty to DWI (fifth offense) and is ordered to serve one year imprisonment by Department of Corrections followed by one year supervised probation, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, submit a DNA sample and pay […]

6/19 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Chris Kerby, 25, was found guilty by a jury trial of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and possession of alcoholic beverage in an open container in a motor vehicle and is ordered to serve six days imprisoned by the Curry […]

6/12 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Louis Tenorio, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance, is adjudged to be a habitual offender and is ordered to serve four years imprisoned by the Department of Corrections followed by two years supervised parole. […]

5/29 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Alisha K. Spell, 23, pleaded no contest to attempted fraudulent use of a credit card (two counts) and ordered to serve two years less two days supervised probation, pay all probation costs, enter into and complete substance abuse rehabilitation arranged by Spell or […]