Texas man sentenced to 10 years

An Amarillo man captured at a Clovis motel with drugs and a .38 caliber handgun was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrea Reeb said Norman Bonner, 33, pleaded guilty to four felony charges: Possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous drugs, tampering with evidence and possession of a […]

Commission approves wastewater plant bid

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File photo City Engineer Justin Howalt testified the more than 20-year-old wastewater treatment plant is in such bad repair the city spent more than $19,000 recently just to keep it functioning until the project begins. CNJ staff City commissioners approved a $6.8 million bid Thursday night, clearing the way for Clovis to get started on […]

Court tries to up jury numbers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Dodging jury duty in Curry County is getting tougher. Gone are the days when prospective jurors simply asked court clerks to be excused — and excusals are for three years. Now they must go before a judge. District Judge David Reeb said about 75 people showed up recently for […]

Reeb appointed to district court

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — David Reeb said he has reached the pinnacle of his career by being appointed by the governor to fill the newly created fourth judge’s position in the 9th Judicial District Court. “I’ve aspired to be a judge since I was in law school,” said the 37-year-old former deputy district attorney […]

Q&A: Attorney enjoys chance to serve hometown

Clovis native Andrea Reeb has worked in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for 10 years. She is a chief deputy district attorney. Background: Reeb is the daughter of Dr. Nicholas and Ann Rowley of Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from […]

Emotions fill courtroom at sentencing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A mother’s loud wails and sobs pierced a Clovis courtroom on Thursday as a prosecuting attorney recounted the September killing of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. The boy was shot in the head as he slept in his bed next to his older brother, Ruben. Seated beside Carlos’ mother Lupe Perez, […]

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 […]

Clovis man charged with murder found in custody elsewhere

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was discovered by local authorities on Wednesday to be in custody in Los Angeles. William Riley, 33, was slated to go to trial in Curry County in less than a month in connection with the June 2004 slaying of Roshawn Pitts. That trial […]

Local attorneys selected as finalists for judgeship

CNJ staff The competition for the open Ninth Judicial District judgeship has tightened up. Local attorneys Robert S. Orlik and David Peter Reeb were selected Friday as the two finalists for the judgeship, which opened in April when Gov. Bill Richardson signed a $1.8 million bill to establish eight new judgeships in the state. Four […]

Melrose man sentenced to 18 years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Melrose man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting another man in April 2004. A Curry County jury found Steve Woods, 33, guilty in December of criminal sexual penetration, a first-degree felony, and criminal sexual contact and false imprisonment, both fourth degree felonies. The […]