Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a big state

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Compiled by our very own Jenna Zamie for your enjoyment. Game: Kirby’s Epic Yarn Genre: 2D platformer System: Wii What is it? Kirby’s latest adventure features enticing visuals and varied gameplay. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://www.nintendo.com School talk […]

Local Roundup: Armored truck case sentence given

CNJ staff A 22-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for his role in an armored truck embezzlement scheme. Chris Adcox pleaded guilty to receipt of stolen property, harboring a felon, tampering with evidence and five counts of forgery, according to court records. Adcox was the third and final defendant sentenced […]

Officials: Area crime cases end in suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A convicted felon and a defendant involved in unrelated high-profile local criminal cases committed suicide within the last month, officials said. Scott Kirby, 23, of Portales, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in February for his role in the theft of $600,000 from an armored car service, died […]

Man sentenced for taking $600,000

Freedom Newspapers A Portales man convicted of taking more than $600,000 from an armored car service where he worked last year has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. State District Judge Teddy Hartley also ordered Scott Kirby, 23, to repay the money that was not recovered, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said […]

Armed car service theft suspect signs plea

Freedom Newspapers A 23-year-old Portales man signed a plea agreement last week in connection with the theft in March of more than $600,000 from an armored car service that employed him, according to court documents filed in 9th Judicial District Court in Portales. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, Scott Kirby agreed to […]

“Kirby man” keeps going

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLawrence Riggins shows his “100 Percent Kirby Club” pin received during 50 years working with the company. He received the pin for 16 sales of the vacuum cleaner and a stone for each additional 16 sales. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Lawrence Riggins once sold a vacuum cleaner for a […]

Third suspect arrested in embezzlement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the embezzlement of more than $600,000 from an armored car service in early March. The suspect was arrested two weeks ago in Tucson, Ariz., on an unrelated warrant, police said. According to court records, three men conspired to go into […]

Escape plan fizzles for embezzlement suspect

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A Portales man accused of embezzling more than $600,000 in early March paid two accomplices $20,000 each to help him go into hiding, according to court documents. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis told investigators in a March 7 interview he and a friend drove Scott Kirby to Lubbock the […]

Second man arrested in connection with armored car embezzlement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A second man was arrested last week in connection with an armored car heist, officials confirmed on Thursday. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis was arrested March 22 by officers from the Clovis Police Department, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “We have probable cause that establishes the individual (Adcox) received stolen […]

Melton, Donny

Donny Ray Melton, 24, of Lovington, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Portales, to Danny and Monica Melton. A resident of the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales for four years, he attended school in Lovington, graduating in 2000. He played on the Wildcat football […]