Seven face felony charges after drug busts

CNJ staff Seven Clovis people face felony charges after Region V Drug Task Force agents made arrests, seized cash, drugs, a motorcycle and a firearm throughout the last three days in Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller: • Michael Dickson, 31, and Betty Garza, 36, were arrested Tuesday after attempting […]

Three arrested in drug bust

CMI Staff A Clovis man and two Arizona residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon after police discovered 11 ounces of cocaine during a raid of a residence in the Wheatridge Estates in southwest Clovis, according to a Region V Drug Force spokesman. Joel Jimenez, 37, of Clovis, Luis Fierro Sr., 40, and Luis Fierro Jr., 20, […]

Clovis man killed in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 35-year-old Clovis man was killed and three others injured in an early morning crash Friday at New Mexico 108 and Curry Road 14 north of Texico. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller identified the victim as Edgar Soto, a passenger in a pickup that collided with a car at the intersection about […]

Four arrested on drug charges

CNJ staff Four Clovis females are being charged with drug crimes after the Region 5 Drug Task Force served a search warrant Friday at a residence on the 400 block of Dawn Loop, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller and staff at the Curry County Adult Detention Center: • Charlotte Pace, […]

Two face felony drug charges

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Sgt. Mike Reeves, supervisor of the Region 5 Drug Task Force, far left, Brent Aguilar of the Clovis Police Department, middle left, and Captain Ron Hutchison of the Clovis Police Department, middle right, arrest Benjamin Selgado on Wednesday. Selgado is being charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, felony possession […]

Crash victims’ names released (updated)

Kevin Wilson Officials on Tuesday morning released the names of four people killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash four miles east of Melrose. The four who died on the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller: • John Kline, 53, of Mansfield, Texas, the driver of a four-door Toyota sedan. • Aminta Kline, […]

Roads slick and dangerous from storm

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sand truck from the city of Clovis Public Works Department applies sand Wednesday to the intersection of Prince and 21st streets. Freedom New Mexico Blustery winds and freezing temperatures made for a slippery morning commute Tuesday across most of eastern New Mexico. The pre-Christmas winter blast closed highways and […]

Boy, 12, dies in crash

CNJ staff A 12-year-old is dead and two other Clovis teens injured after the 2002 Corvette they were riding in left the highway and struck a pole about 3 p.m. Friday near 720 Curry Road 12, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Saturday. Waller said Jacob S. Thomson of Clovis died at Plains Regional Medical Center shortly […]

One killed in fiery crash

Freedom New Mexico One man died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning near Clovis Municipal Airport. Family members identified the victim as Shane Sandoval of Clovis and began making funeral arrangements. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller declined to identify the victim until a positive identification could be determined with dental records. Waller estimated positive […]

Clovis woman charged in fatal crash

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Flores Benna Sayyed A Clovis woman used her vehicle to run her boyfriend’s vehicle off the road, causing an accident Tuesday night that killed one person and sent four others to the hospital, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Guadalupe Flores, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of homicide and four […]

Police say Clovis man shot parents, self (updated)

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Curry County Under Sheriff Wesley Waller, left, and investigator Waldo Casarez were at Friday’s crime scene on Homestead Road. By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Investigators said a Clovis woman is dead and her husband was clinging to life at a Lubbock hospital Friday after their son shot them in […]

Records show jail policy violated in inmate’s death

Freedom New Mexico Curry County jail officials violated jail policy when they left an inmate who hanged himself alone for more than an hour on Sept. 26, records show. Aaron Quinones was left alone in a private cell for one hour and 18 minutes, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said last week. Jail policy, obtained […]

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, […]

Fort Sumner man shot following chase

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson At the scene of a shooting involving a De Baca County deputy and Michael Fitschen, Monday afternoon, state police vehicles lined the eastbound shoulder of U.S. 60/84 near its intersection with State Road 267. Fitschen was shot after crashing the pickup truck, right. Sharna Johnson A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man […]

Inmate mistakenly released third this year

Sharna Johnson Law enforcement is seeking a Curry County inmate who was released from the jail by mistake just under a month ago. Andrew Roldan, 24, was released from the jail Oct. 17. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Wednesday that Roldan had been ordered to serve a 250-day sentence with no good time after violating his […]

Man held on charges of attempted murder in stabbing

CNJ staff A man is in jail on charges of attempted murder after investigators say he stabbed a Curry County woman 15 times while she slept in her bed early Sunday morning. James Gilbert, 31, is charged with aggravated burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and attempted murder, according to Undersheriff Wesley […]

Inmate charged with assault on officers

CNJ STAFF An inmate upset over phone privileges beat two detention officers Friday, sending them to the hospital with multiple injuries. Joshua Fronhofer, 20, is charged with two counts of assault by a prisoner and two counts of battery on a peace officer, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the […]

Inmate accused in jail guard stabbing

An inmate facing escape charges is accused of stabbing a detention officer with a ball point pen Wednesday at Curry County jail. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were summoned to the jail about 10 p.m. and determined inmate Brandon Wagner, 24, assaulted Lt. Christina Chavez and Officer Zack Boone with a pen. Waller said Chavez […]

Two detention officers walk off job

CNJ staff Two Curry County jail detention officers walked off their night-shift jobs Wednesday, Administrator Keith Norwood said. Norwood said three officers still at the jail from a prior shift volunteered to continue working until others could be called into relieve them. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said he and two deputies also responded to the jail […]

Clovis woman arrested for marijuana distribution

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was arrested Wednesday for distribution of marijuana. Emily Jaramillo, 27, is being held in lieu of $26,000 bond and is charged with distribution of marijuana, two counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Also arrested was Ray Gomez, 37, on a warrant for failure […]