Shooting spree suspects snagged

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say a Crime Stoppers tip gave them the information they needed to arrest seven suspects in connection with a string of window-shooting incidents that began Nov. 11. Four suspects are juveniles and their names were not immediately released. Detective Keith Bessette said Brian Quintana, Raymond Wells, and Darrel Garcia, […]

Vandals shooting out car windows in Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Someone enjoys shooting out car windows in Clovis, according to Clovis police. Capt. Leon Morris of the Clovis Police Department said Curry County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting at 45 cars between […]

ENMU’s Green hard to categorize

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ENMU basketball player Kennis Green also enjoys performing rap music. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Just like Kennis Green the basketball player, Kennis Green the person is a challenge to categorize. The Eastern New Mexico University junior is a basketball player who raps, not the other way around. He’s got the […]

Bovina man stable after gunshot

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Bovina man is in stable condition at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock following an early Monday morning shooting in Clovis. According to Clovis police reports, Juan Villarreal came to the Towne & Country store on the corner of Seventh and Thornton streets about 12:10 a.m. with blood running down his leg. Villarreal […]

DA: Clovis’ violent year not typical

Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis area has seen five deaths related to firearms in the past seven months and 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said the violence is not typical. “This has probably been one of the most violent years as far as firearms-related deaths,” Carter said. “I think this is the first time […]

Victim’s sister: ‘Part of me’ gone

Darrell Todd Maurina Police said an ongoing “situation” throughout the day on Tuesday may have led to Clovis’ latest homicide, but they offered no details. James Rogers, 42, was charged with open murder on Wednesday in connection with Tuesday evening’s shooting death of David Michael Wilt, 47, outside a home at 4220 North Prince. Police […]

One dead in shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/A witness buries his head in his hands behind a state police officer at the scene of a homicide on North Prince Street north of Wal-Mart in Clovis. Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis recorded its second homicide in five days on Tuesday night. James Rogers, 42, was arrested in connection with the […]

Warrants issued for suspects in Portales shooting

By Mike Linn A local judge has signed warrants against a father-son duo suspected in the shooting of two men at the Valle del Solle apartments late Sunday night, police said. Police are searching for Jamie Banda Sr., 45, and Jaime Banda Jr., 22, on charges of aggravated battery, accessory to aggravated battery and conspiracy […]

Shooting probe continues

CNJ Staff The Curry County Sheriff’s office has no new leads in connection with Friday’s shooting south of Clovis that hospitalized two men, including one in critical condition, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. A spokesperson for University Medical Center in Lubbock said Tuesday evening that Larry Gomez, 45, is still in critical condition with gunshot […]

2 injured in shooting; police seeking suspects

By Darrell Todd Maurina One Clovis man is in critical condition and another remains hospitalized following a shooting Friday night south of Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said they have not located any witnesses to the shooting and did not have a motive. Larry Gomez, 45, and Phillip Gee, 41, were both shot about […]

Police Blotter 7/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis police arrested a Clovis man about 10 p.m. Sunday evening for shooting at a home on the 200 block of Torreon. After a neighbor called with a report of shots fired, police detained an intoxicated man who had been trying to […]

Police blotter 7/3

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police arrested a driver about 4:30 p.m. Monday on outstanding warrants following a crash at the 500 block of South Hull, and would like to find an injured male passenger who fled the scene. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Albuquerque, […]

Martinez plea hearing to be rescheduled

CNJ Staff CNJ STAFF The plea hearing for a 26-year-old Clovis man charged in connection with a double homicide in February has been postponed to a later date. Joey Martinez was expected to plead guilty and be sentenced Thursday afternoon before Ninth Judicial District Judge Robert C. Brack, but the hearing was vacated at the […]