Press release: Zapata captured

On August 25, 2008 at approximately 11:00 PM (MST), Javier Zapata, 19, was located and arrested in Cactus, Texas by the US Marshal’s Service, Texas Department of Public Safety Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Records: Suspect, victim exchanged gunfire

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A homicide suspect arrested Tuesday and the Clovis man he is charged with killing last week exchanged gunfire, according to court records. Tony Martinez, 51, was arrested early Tuesday morning at a Lamesa, Texas, hotel, according to Clovis police. He is charged with shooting and killing Hugo Ochoa, 32, […]

Suspect’s cousin says portrayal unfair

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The cousin of a suspect wanted by police in connection with a homicide Wednesday feels his relative is being unfairly portrayed. Javier Martinez believes his cousin Tony Martinez must have been acting in self-defense if he shot and killed Hugo Ochoa, 32, as police allege. Ochoa was found dead […]

Police ID shooting suspect

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Police tape remains on the fence at 410 Rencher, site of a deadly shooting Wednesday night. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in connection with the Wednesday night shooting death of a 32-year-old Clovis man. Anthony “Tony” Martinez, 51, of Clovis is […]

Mendoza, Javier

Javier Mendoza Services: Have been held. Mr. Javier Mendoza, 52, of Rio Rancho, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in San Ignacio, Mexico, to Maria and Jose Guadalupe Mendoza. He settled in Portales around 1970. He married Sophia Lopez on April 12, 1975. […]