Police investigate stabbing, beating

CNJ staff Police are investigating what they believe to be the gang-related stabbing and beating of two men Saturday afternoon. Around 3 p.m., officers were called to 809 Jones Street. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said one subject received a minor stab wound and underwent surgery at Plains Regional Medical Center. Another subject was beaten with […]

Man arrested, charged with Thursday stabbing

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old was arrested by Curry County sheriff’s deputies for stabbing a teen during an altercation early Thursday morning, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Caleb Negrete is charged with aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, concealing identity and resisting an officer. He is being held on $11,500 bond, jail […]

Police investigating stabbing incident

CNJ staff Police are investigating a Tuesday stabbing incident involving a Clovis couple. A 35-year-old woman called police around 2 a.m. from an undisclosed residence and reported she was cut several times on the arms by her former husband, according to a police report. The woman said her ex-husband threatened her over the telephone saying […]

Sheriff’s office investigating Thursday stabbing

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Thursday stabbing of a 25-year-old man. Jonathan Barel was initially treated at Plains Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a Lubbock hospital with a 4-inch laceration to the left leg below the knee, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday. Waller said deputies were dispatched to […]

Stabbing suspect sought

CNJ staff A warrant was issued Friday morning for the suspect in a Wednesday stabbing, according to police. Victor Sotelo, 25, of Portales, is wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, two counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping, Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sotelo is suspected of stabbing a 21-year-old Clovis man […]

Police report two weekend stabbings

CNJ staff Two Clovis men suffered non-fatal stabbings Sunday in separate incidents, police said. Police discovered a 43-year-old man just before 4 a.m. Sunday with four stab wounds to his torso in the yard of 916 W. 10th Street, Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said. Police were responding to a report of shots fired. The […]

County mum on jail report

CNJ staff Investigation reports into an escape and a stabbing last month at the Curry County Detention Center are complete, but officials have so far declined to release them. Curry County Assistant Manager Lance Pyle said a report was completed Wednesday evening and Warden Leslie Johnson has met with Curry County Manager Dick Smith. “Appropriate […]

Jail events prompt inquiry

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The escape of a prisoner and the stabbing of an inmate in recent days have prompted investigations aimed at Curry County Adult Detention Center staff, according to state and county officials. District Attorney Matt Chandler and Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher on Wednesday called for prompt corrective action to […]

Records: Detention center inmate stabbed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man awaiting trial for homicide was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a fellow inmate at the county jail, according to court documents. Demetrio Salas, 21, is accused of stabbing London Word multiple times during an altercation Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Adult Detention […]

Inmate in critical condition after stabbing

CNJ staff A Clovis man awaiting trial for homicide was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a fellow inmate at the county jail, according to court documents. Demetrio Salas, 21, stabbed London Word multiple times during an altercation Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Adult Detention Center, an arrest affidavit said. Word, 20, […]