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 […]

5/26 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Ginger Rodriguez, 29, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to serve 357 days supervised probation, attend the Aspen program and pay all fines. • Yvonne Romero, 26, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to […]

5/22 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in Ninth Judicial District Court: • Travis Roach, 49, pleaded guilty to larceny (over $250), receiving stolen property and is ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, pay all probation costs, have no contact with the victims, provide a DNA sample and pay a $100 testing fee. • Pablo […]

Jury delivers guilty verdict in slaying case

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A tearful procession exited the Curry County Courthouse on Friday afternoon just minutes after a jury delivered a guilty verdict against Joel Cordova for second-degree murder. After more than four hours of deliberations, the jury returned the verdict amid a crowded, yet subdued, courtroom. Beginning Tuesday, the state argued […]

5/15 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Curry County: • Ramon M. Gallegos, 21, pleaded guilty to child abuse, a third-degree felony, aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, a misdemeanor and is ordered to serve two days imprisonment in the Curry County Adult […]

5/9 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Curry County: • Colleen R. Harmon, 41, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (felony, narcotic drug) and concealing identity, is ordered to serve one year in the Department of Corrections and one year of supervised probation, pay $5 domestic violence […]

5/8 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Curry County: • Jonathan E. Rodriguez, 25, pleaded guilty of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a fourth degree felony, is ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation, pay $25 per month in probation costs, and comply with other conditions of […]

Cops & courts: Clovis man sentenced in child pornography case

A district judge sentenced a Clovis man Tuesday to five years in prison for his part in the production of child pornography in 2004. Marcus Ray, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit sexual exploitation of a child by manufacturing and one count of sexual exploitation of a child by prostitution, a […]

Suspects to be tried separately in Newman case

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker entered a plea of not guilty and assigned a public defender to one of the two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Jerry Fuller, 32, of Portales was arraigned Monday in front of Parker on two counts of capital murder […]

Slaying suspect pleads guilty

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The second of three men charged in the January 2004 killing of Carlos Murillo of Clovis pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. Including a one-year firearm enhancement filed by the state, Santiago Calbert, 20, of Clovis faces a maximum of seven years in prison, prosecutors said. Sentencing is scheduled […]

2/20 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed recently in the Curry County Magistrate Court: n Juanita A. Gonzales, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail, all but 75 suspended, and $192 court costs and fees. Placed on supervised probation with 98 hours community service. n James R. Ellison, […]

Clovis man convicted of two counts of first-degree murder

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Dominic Murphy, seated next to his attorney Abigail Aragon, reacts to the reading of his guilty verdict on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence in the murder trial. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man found guilty of first-degree murder Saturday exited […]

Vehicular homicide suspect changes plea

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man who agreed to plead guilty last week to vehicular homicide in connection with the July 4, 2003, death of a Clovis woman changed his plea in court Monday to “no contest,” an official with the district attorney’s office said. Assistant District Attorney Fred Van Soelen said […]

Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

By: Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis man pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle Wednesday in the July 4, 2003, death of a Clovis woman. Joe Martinez, 44, faces up to 17 1/2 years in jail on charges he fled police while intoxicated and ran into and killed 39-year-old Bobbie Lynn Sandoval, court records […]

Clovis man pleads guilty to sex offence

Cops and Courts A Clovis man ended his trial on sex charges Tuesday by agreeing to plead guilty. Thomas Roybal, 32, will go to prison for three years, District Attorney Brett Carter said. Roybal was on trial for three counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor. Carter said the crimes occurred in November 2002 […]

Dispositions 2/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Paul Alexander, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Judgment deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation with special conditions of $75 lab fee, alcohol and drug screening and treatment, reporting to probation office within 24 hours, paying $15 monthly probation costs […]

Dispositions 2/22

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Brandon Joe Scott Cordova, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery (armed after entering) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 4 1/2 years in state prison, all but four suspended with credit for 296 days served, […]