Four accused of child solicitation

CNJ staff Four men are accused of soliciting children for sex on the Internet by the Curry County Sheriff’s Internet Predator Unit. They were arrested in an sting Oct 6 through Oct. 10. The four were identified as Richard Moore Schaublin, 40, of New River, Ariz.; Jacob Mendoza, 23, of Muleshoe; Thomas Orrin Skyler Morgan, […]

Tiff arises over prisoner transport

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By Robin Fornoff: FNM Content Editor Sheriff Matt Murray and Curry County administrators are locked in a struggle over who pays for transporting jail inmates for medical services. The political tiff bobbed to the surface briefly Tuesday when Commissioner Robert Sandoval questioned a $440 charge to Murray’s credit card on Aug. 10 for legal services […]

Police: Three vehicles stolen, burned

Benna Sayyed The Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of three vehicles that were found ablaze in separate locations in Clovis within a two-hour time frame early Tuesday morning. According to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney, one of the vehicles belonging to the son-in-law of Municipal Judge Jan M. […]

Jail shakedown ends with drug, weapons confiscation

Benna Sayyed Law enforcement officials confiscated drugs, weapons and electronics during a shakedown Monday at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said officials found 15 small bags of methamphetamine and marijuana. Also confiscated were a shank crafted from a wooden handle, razor blades removed from disposable razors, a DVD player, […]

Shakedown conducted at jail

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Department conducted a shakedown Monday at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. The search of inmates, cells and the facility started early in the morning and continued throughout the day, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. He said Monday night he was waiting for reports from investigators and details […]

Elida mayor facing felony charge

Freedom New Mexico Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, 45, has been charged in what Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officials described as a domestic dispute with his girlfriend June 25 at their home. Dixon, arrested July 2, is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and four misdemeanors — battery against a household member, interference with communications, negligent […]

Five facing theft, drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested five people for theft and another on drug charges within seven days, according to a news release from the office. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said authorities believe all six people were attempting to get money for drugs. According to the release and Parker: • Ty Wheeler, […]

Youths, cops to hit the court

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Police Department Community Relations Officer Daron Roach gathers trophies in his office Thursday for the Cops and Kids Basketball event Saturday. Numerous items were donated, including goodie bags, goodies, bottled water, trophies and T-shirts. Liliana Castillo Clovis youth will have an opportunity to interact with area law enforcement, but […]

Five arrested on drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Agents from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Clovis Police Department and Portales Police Department officers assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force, have reported five felony arrests from investigations that concluded this week. According to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office: • Israel Reyna Jr., 45, and Christopher Reyna, […]

Arrest made in April homicide

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Louis Guerra CNJ staff A 30-year-old Clovis man has been charged with murder in connection with an April 13 shooting in Clovis. Louis Guerra is also charged with shooting from a motor vehicle, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and tampering with evidence. He was already in the Curry County Adult Detention Center […]

Clovis shooting victim dies

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from wounds received in a shooting last week. Daniel Perez died at 9:15 a.m. (CST) at a Lubbock hospital, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Perez’ death marks the first homicide of the year in Curry County. Police records indicate deputies were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. April 13 […]

Man shot in head in life-threatening condition

CNJ staff A 26-year-old man is being treated for life threatening injuries following a shooting Wednesday in south Clovis. Daniel Perez was taken to a Lubbock hospital shortly after being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of […]

Press release: Men arrested for grain theft

On Tuesday, March 8th, Curry County Sheriff’s investigators concluded an investigation into multiple thefts of livestock feed from Peavy Grain, in the Clovis area. As a result of this investigation, the following individuals have been arrested and charged in connection to the thefts.

Press release: Detention officer, inmates charged for drugs at jail

On March 2, 2011, Curry County Sheriff’s investigators arrested and charged:

Portales mechanic facing child porn charges

Sharna Johnson A Portales mechanic has been charged with possessing child pornography. David L. Payton, 43, of Portales was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of children by possession, according to a new release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. He would face a maximum sentence of nine years if convicted. […]

Inmate being charged in fight

CNJ staff A sheriff’s spokesman said a 25-year-old inmate is being charged in connection with a fight Monday at the Curry County jail. A warrant is being obtained for Frank Lasky IV following the incident which resulted in injuries to 23-year-old Isaiah Olivas, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Wednesday. Waller said an investigation revealed the incident […]

Jail altercation under investigation

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an altercation between inmates Monday at the jail. Deputies were called to the jail around 8 p.m. for a report of an inmate injured in a fight, records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed there was an altercation between two inmates that resulted in treatment of injuries […]

Cannon airman faces charge after shooting self in leg

CNJ staff A 39-year-old Cannon Air Force Base airman faces a possible misdemeanor charge after shooting himself in the leg Saturday. Curry County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a gunshot wound at a home in the 3000 block of Cottonwood Drive around 8:45 p.m. Initially, the injured man could not tell officers what […]

Press release: Citizens’ police academy starting

The Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State Police, is conducting the 15th Session of the Citizens Police Academy. Classes will be held on Tuesday’s, beginning February 22, 2011 for twelve (12) weeks, ending May 10, 2011.

Clovis teens face felony charges in burglary

Argen Duncan Five Clovis teenage boys face felony charges, accused of aggravated burglary for an incident that occurred Monday in Roosevelt County, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. A release from the sheriff said one of the ways aggravated burglary happens is when a person breaks into a dwelling, then arms himself. It is […]