Child molestation case headed back to trial

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Judge Stephen Quinn explains a matter to prosecutor Andrea Reeb, Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse at the status hearing of Larry Hatcher. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of 116 counts of child molestation is scheduled for a second jury trial the first week of […]

Clovis man faces molestation charges

CNJ Staff A jury trial for a 48-year-old Clovis man accused of 143 counts of child molestation is set to begin Monday. Larry Hatcher’s trial is slated to last three days in district court, records show. Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-teenage girl to have sexual relations with him over the course of seven […]

Tucumcari police investigating shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old Tucumcari man was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. The injuries are not life threatening, but the victim was scheduled to be transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo for treatment, Hatcher said. The man was shot in the left buttocks. The victim’s family was […]

June 29, 2008 Cops and Courts

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation is scheduled to stand trial in September, according to court records. Larry Hatcher’s three-day jury trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 29, records show. Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-teenage girl to have sexual relations with him over the course of […]

Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Hatcher named Tucumcari police chief

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari’s new police chief. “We’re real excited to have him,” Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Hatcher will replace Daniel Lopez who resigned Feb. […]

Former Curry sheriff named Tucumcari police chief

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari’s new police chief. “We’re real excited to have him,” Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Hatcher was one of the final candidates selected […]

Bond reduced for man charged with molestation

CNJ staff A district judge Wednesday reduced the bond of a Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation. Larry Hatcher, 47, was released on a $25,000 cash bond and ankle bracelet monitor Wednesday following an arraignment hearing in the 9th Judicial District Court, jail officials said. Court records show Judge Stephen Quinn presided […]

Accused child molester held on $2 million bond

CNJ staff A 47-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation is being held on a $2 million bond, court records show. Larry Hatcher was arrested Wednesday and is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-16-year-old girl into having sexual relations with him for […]

Agriculture damage felt in Roosevelt County

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A barn at Grande Vida Dairy on Cacahuate Road east of Portales was damaged by a tornado that ripped its way through the county on Friday night. (Freedom Newspapers: Casey Peacock) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Clovis wasn’t the only community sustaining major damage from Friday’s storms. Grande Vista Dairy, located off of NM 202 […]