Eleven arrested for hunting violations

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies working with New Mexico Game and Fish Department officers arrested 11 people, most for hunting violations, over the weekend, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Saturday, the agencies conducted a “deer decoy operation” in the county. During the effort, the release said, 47-year-old Ramon Sena […]

Clovis man killed by hay bale

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Oscar Brooks, 61, was unloading a trailer of round bales at a farm owned by his family when he was killed, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. CNJ staff A 61-year-old Clovis man is dead following an afternoon farm accident Wednesday. Oscar Brooks was killed when a large round hay bale […]

Noe Torres’ brother arrested on multiple charges

Freedom New Mexico Curry County and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up to arrest three people in the last four days, including the brother of accused killer Noe Torres. Deputies and investigators from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, Monday after the vehicle he was driving had a blowout. “Torres […]

Press Release: Curry, Roosevelt team for multiple arrests

On Monday November 02, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, DOB: 09-17-75, in Roosevelt County. Torres was observed in Roosevelt County after the vehicle he was operating had a flat tire. Torres fled […]

Florida man arrested in Clovis on felony sex charge

CNJ staff Curry County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Florida man in Clovis Wednesday on an outstanding felony sex charge. Herbert Clinton Miller was a fugitive from Florida, according to a press release from the sheriff. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force contacted the sheriff’s office and advised them Miller could be residing in Clovis, the […]

Florida man accused of battery arrested in Clovis

On Wednesday, November 04, 2009, Investigators with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Herbert Clinton Miller, 41, who was a fugitive from justice from the State of Florida. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force contacted the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and advised Miller was possibly working and residing in Clovis. Miller was wanted in the […]

More charges added to airman’s child porn case

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff re-arrested a Cannon Air Force Base airman Friday, charging him with an additional 100 counts of manufacturing child pornography. Zebulon Benne, 24, was first arrested Aug. 5 and charged with 50 counts of sexual exploitation of children and 10 counts of manufacturing child pornography. Sheriff’s investigators said while executing […]

Sheriff’s office investigating inmate assault

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the beating of an inmate Tuesday night at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Around 8:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the jail for a report of a 33-year-old male inmate who had been beaten by other inmates, police records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the […]

Sheriff, Portales Police bust drug house

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Thursday September 24, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Portales Police Department conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 500 block of East 1st Street. Prior to the search warrant the Region 5 Drug Task Force received information concerning the distribution of marijuana at […]

Sheriff’s office: Women arrested for drug trafficking

Sheriff will pitch forfeiture ordinance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray wants a new law enabling his department not only to seize property of drug dealers, but to sell it and keep the proceeds. Seizures are already happening. But Murray said under the current system, his office turns the property over to the state or […]

Stolen F-16 model found

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pick up truck by law enforcement. By Sharna […]

Roosevelt County deputies capture parole violator

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff’s deputies said they shot a 28-year-old Roosevelt County man with an electronic stun gun Wednesday while he was trying to escape. The man is identified as Juan Z. Bustamante and is accused being a probation and parole absconder. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said a warrant for Bustamante’s arrest was issued Tuesday […]

Apparent accident victim dies of natural causes

CNJ staff A woman police initially thought was the victim of a fatal crash apparently died of natural causes Tuesday after pulling her car off the road near Grady. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. Upon arriving on scene, State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said they […]

Sheriff’s department investigating stabbing report at county fair

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fight between two teenage boys at the Curry County Fair that happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday which resulted in one boy being transported to the hospital with knife wounds. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies heard there had been a fight and found the 16-year-old in […]

Press release: Airman arrested for child pornography

On Wednesday, August 5th, Investigators with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zebulon Benne, 24, of Clovis and charged him with 50 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (each a fourth degree Felony), and 10 counts of Manufacturing Child Pornography (each a second degree Felony.) During the course of an on-going investigation, Curry County Sheriff’s […]

Press release: Citizen’s police academy new class

The Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State Police, is conducting the 12th Session of the Citizens Police Academy.

Press release: Clovis man arrested for child pornography

On Friday, July 17th, Investigators with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Keith Benoit (56 YOA of Clovis) and charged him with 100 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children.

Man injured in collision

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a noon crash that sent a man to a Lubbock hospital Thursday. According to Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a vehicle driven by Jonathan DeLeon, 22, of Clovis was traveling south on U.S. 70 when it left the road, hit a soft shoulder causing it to roll […]

Amber Alert cancelled

The Curry County Sheriff’s Department says an Amber Alert for 9-month-old Jess Jaramillo has been cancelled. The child was turned over Thursday to police in Hobbs by a family member.