Trial of three brothers postponed

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The murder trial of three brothers charged in connection with a 10-year-old boy’s death will be postponed so that attorneys can receive and review forensic evidence. Prosecutor Andrea Reeb asked District Court Judge Joe Parker to push back the trial that had been scheduled for next month to at […]

Affidavit details alleged drug ring

Andy Jackson: CNJ Staff Writer * Feds say California man supplied Clovis group with large quantities of meth. Methamphetamine stuffed in the body of a baby doll and mailed from Los Angeles to Clovis is just one piece of evidence officials gathered in the state’s case against 15 suspected drug traffickers from Clovis, Lubbock and […]

Three adults, one teen indicted in shooting

Freedom Newspapers Three Clovis adults and a teen were indicted by a grand jury Friday for murder in connection with the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office Orlando Salas, 15, Demetrio Salas, 19, Edward Salas, 21, and Noe Torres, 26, were also indicted […]

Car wash raises funds for slain child’s family

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Friends, family and volunteers from the community gathered Saturday morning at Taco Box in Clovis for a car wash to raise money for the family of Carlos Perez. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer At least 30 school kids from Gattis, Yucca, Cameo, Lockwood and Clovis High schools volunteered their time […]

Homicide suspect being held in isolation

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Edward Salas, 21, was arraigned on a murder charge Monday in connection with the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Due to the seriousness of the crime, Salas was advised by Magistrate Judge Richard Hollis to enter no plea until consulting with an attorney. Carlos Perez was shot in […]

Perez, Carlos

Carlos Perez, 10, of Clovis, died Thursjnant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 16, 1994, in Portales to Carlos Guerro and Lupe Perez. He was a fifth grade student at Cameo Elementary in Clovis. He is survived by his parents; four sisters, Valerie Perez, Patricia Perez, Araceli Perez and Selena Perez, all of Clovis; […]

No new arrests in connection with shooting

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers No new arrests have been made or charges filed in connection with Thursday morning’s fatal shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez of Clovis. Noe Torres, 26, one of two men charged with murder in connection with Perez’ death, was still at large late Saturday, according to police. Torres and Edward Salas, […]

Keeping our community safe is group effort

CNJ Editorial This is one of Clovis’ darkest days. A little boy died at 2:30 Thursday morning, shot in his sleep by cowards who, many suspect, were aiming to kill his sleeping brother. Police say someone fired nine shots through the window of a bedroom where Carlos Perez and his brother, 17-year-old Ruben Perez, were […]

Shooting stuns neighborhood

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Clovis Police officers Randy Pitcock, left, and James Dutcher patrol the campus of Clovis High School after the dismissal bell Friday afternoon in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the […]

Police: Three arrested in shooting case; none charged

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Waldo Casarez with the Curry County Sheriff Department investigates the scene where10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot Thursday at 1316 W. 15th St. Perez died later at that night at a Lubbock hospital. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A 10-year-old Clovis boy, shot in the head while he slept early Thursday, […]

12/17 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Friday through Thursday. Marriage Licenses Benito l. Rodriguez, 65 to Gloria Dawn Grooms, 48 both of Clovis. Jorge Armando Rodriguez, 22 to Rocia Loya, 24 both of Clovis. Ronald James Doll, 36 of Alamogordo to Elaine Kathryn Smolenski, 36 of Clovis. Joseph David Brockman, 26 to Cheryl Lynn Barker, 26 […]

Perez, Jose Alejandro

Jose Alejandro Perez Services: Have been held. Jose Alejandro “Alex” Perez, 3, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Jan. 27, 2001, in El Paso, Texas, to Jose Maria Perez-Aguilera and Irma Elsa Jimenez. He came to Clovis in 2002 and he attended Our Lady of Guadalupe. He was […]

Clovis boy killed in accident: mom charged

CNJ staff Clovis boy is dead and his mother faces a charge of homicide by vehicle following a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning 20 miles east of Roswell. Jose Alejandro Perez was killed when he was ejected from a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by his mother, according to officials with the New Mexico State […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps WT

CNJ STAFF CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team brought out the big sticks this weekend. The Greyhounds also threw some pretty good pitching at Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M. ENMU pounded out 48 hits while its pitching staff limited the Buffaloes to 10 runs in 25 innings […]

Hounds gain series split at NW Oklahoma

CNJ STAFF ALVA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Jesse Garcia-Perez pitched five innings of three-hit relief and junior Mark Wallace belted a pair of solo home runs as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 11-6 on Tuesday to gain a split of their two-game series. The Greyhounds (9-17), who were routed 16-1 […]

Argument ends with man’s death

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 21-year-old Clovis man is being held on murder charges in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two Clovis men, one of whom died at the scene. Mark Madrid faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 53, police said. Madrid also faces […]

LCU gets two in ninth to edge Hounds

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Down to their final two outs, the Lubbock Christian Chaparrals pushed over two ninth-inning runs despite hitting only one ball out of the infield to edge Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 in college baseball Tuesday. Sophomore Jesse Garcia-Perez, ENMU’s third pitcher of the day, worked two scoreless innings before running into […]

Perez, Francisco

Francisco Perez Services: Have been held. Mr. Francisco Perez, 29, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Palomas, Mexico. He was born on Oct. 9, 1973, in Mocula, Mexico, to Francisco and Dolores Perez. He is survived by two daughters; three sisters; and two brothers. Arrangements were by Rios Funeral Home of Juarez, Chihuahua, […]

New school year, returning career

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Mary Finifrock de Perez, a third grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School, unpacks books in her classroom Friday at the school. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Mary Finifrock De Perez is a teacher who never stops learning — or, apparently, teaching. After working in the Clovis Municipal School District for 28 years as […]

Muleshoe man killed in one-vehicle rollover

By Angela Peacock A Muleshoe man and Bailey County employee was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle rollover involving the work truck he was driving. Mario Melendez, 24, was 13 miles south of Muleshoe driving westbound on FM 746 when his right inside rear tire blew out causing him to lose control and roll the Bailey […]