Grady student arrested for firing shotgun near school

CNJ staff A Grady High School student was arrested Friday for shooting a shotgun into the air outside the school when he got mad at other teens for throwing pine cones, state police said. Jessie Franklin, 19, is charged with felony aggravated assault and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises and a […]

Foster killed in 1942 shootout near Elida

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist It was said that Bailey Foster went berserk early one Sunday morning, seriously wounding two officers who sought to quiet him. Foster lived on his farm which was said to be two miles southeast of Elida. Three hours earlier Foster had attacked Roosevelt County Sheriff R.N. McCall and his deputy, […]

3-28-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of theft from a home in the 1000 block of Westchester. A woman said her grandson and a friend came to visit. She said she confronted them about a gun missing from […]

8/23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers observed a vehicle with two occupants parked outside of a home Thursday in an area on the south side of 10th street known for drug traffic. A check revealed the vehicle’s registration had expired. A male passenger told officers he had […]

Guns have place, but not at my place

By Grant McGee I was kicking back in Elida with my good friend Kent, bard of the Pecos. We were having iced tea, talking about his return to this small outpost of Roosevelt County. During a lull in the conversation, my mind wandered to the rifle by the door. There weren’t any firearms in my […]