Clovis man sentenced for drug trafficking

CNJ staff A Clovis man has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for drug trafficking, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Larry Viera, 40, was convicted by a jury on two counts of possession with intent to distribute an illegal narcotic. Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced him immediately following the […]

Curry County resident sentenced to 133 years for rape

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CNJ staff A Curry County resident was sentenced Wednesday to 133 years prison for the 2008 rape of a 9-year-old Quay County girl. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was found guilty and convicted of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the […]

Clovis man sentenced to maximum time for failure to register as a sex offender

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Press release: Sex offender sentenced for failing to register

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Curry jail escapee sentenced

A Clovis man who escaped from the Curry County jail last August was sentenced Friday to more than nine years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, Michael England, 30, was sentenced to four years in prison for escaping from the jail and got another five and a half years for tampering with evidence […]

Home invasion suspect sentenced to 41 years

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A Portales man who chose to represent himself amid allegations he beat an 82-year-old woman while burglarizing her home has been convicted and sentenced to 41 years in prison. A Roosevelt County jury convicted Preston Blake of aggravated burglary and other charges on Friday. Blake, 27, is the third […]

Clovis man sentenced 15 years for aiding escapees

A Clovis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving two jail escapees, hiding in the trunk of his car, to Texas. Abundio Valdez, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of harboring or aiding a felon and two counts of assisting in an escape, according to a press release from the district […]

Press release: Clovis man sentenced 15 years in prison for assisting in jail escape

nth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that a Clovis man that assisted two inmates escape during the 2008 Curry County jailbreak was sentenced today to 15 years in prison.

News release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

Fort Sumner man sentenced in poaching case

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — A 25-year-old Fort Sumner man was sentenced to 57 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,225 in fines and court costs last week after he pleaded guilty to five wildlife-related charges, according to a Department of Game and Fish press release. According to the release: • Loy Minton was […]

Portales Woman sentenced to 30 years for child abuse resulting in death

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Teresa Gilman, age 26, pled guilty today to killing her 6 year old child and was sentenced to 30 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for child abuse resulting in death and four counts of child abuse. Teresa Gilman was arrested on January 4, 2007 […]

Portales woman sentenced for son’s death

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman who said God told her to flush the devil from her 6-year-old son was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the boy’s death, according to the district attorney’s office. Teresa Gilman, 26, was arrested in January 2007 after an ambulance was […]

Clovis man sentenced for kidnapping charges

CNJ Staff A Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 59 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman more than two years ago. Last week, a jury convicted Anthony Morgan, 36, of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery and six counts of assault against a household […]

Jail escapee sentenced

CNJ staff The first of eight Aug. 24 jail escapees caught by police is getting another two and a half years behind bars, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Victor Apodaca, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of escape from custody and was sentenced as a habitual offender. Apodaca was […]

Escapee sentenced

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the first August 24, 2008 Curry County escapee to be caught was also the first to be convicted.

Clovis man sentenced on burglary conviction

CNJ Staff A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison after being convicted for a 2007 home invasion, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Shane Medina, 24, was found guilty by a jury of breaking and entering, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and battery, the […]

Mother sentenced for truancy charges

CNJ staff A 45-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced to six months probation after allowing her daughter to miss 65 days of middle school last year, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. As conditions of her guilty plea, the woman must ensure her daughter attend school, attend a 16-week parenting program, undergo […]

Jail escapee sentenced to 15 years

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer One of the Clovis jail escapees who’s been recaptured was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Victor Apodaca also faces four additional years in prison for Sunday’s escape attempt, Chandler said. Apodaca, 39, pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery, assault to commit […]

Tucumcari man receives sentencing for shooting death

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed […]

Former airman sentenced for child solicitation

CNJ staff A 19-year-old former Cannon Air Force Base airman was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to child solicitation by electronic device, according to court records. Michael Lee Harvey will also be required to serve two years supervised probation after his release, according to a release from the District Attorney […]