Clovis High student arrested on child porn charges

CNJ staff A Clovis High School student was arrested Monday on charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography. Shawn Peterson, 18, is charged with five felony counts of sexual exploitation of children and five counts of possession of child pornography, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. He is being held at the […]

Inmate dies after being transported to hospital

CNJ staff A 59-year-old Curry County jail inmate died Sunday night from heart-related issues. Jose Segovia was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m. after being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center complaining of chest pains, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Segovia was on medication for a heart condition and was being treated by the […]

Habitual offender arrested after short chase

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Agents with the Region V Drug Task Force served a search warrant around 4:30 p.m. at 711 Fifth Street in search of narcotics, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A convicted habitual drug offender who failed to report to the corrections department from […]

Prisoners relocated to allow for detention officer training

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than a third of the inmates at the Curry County jail have been relocated to other facilities to allow for training of detention officers. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Monday the transportation of inmates is complete and there are approximately 165 inmates remaining at the jail, he said. Friday, […]

Texico woman injured in rollover

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Texico woman was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital Tuesday morning after a crash north of Texico. Maria Soto De Chavez was traveling north on N.M. 108 in the area of Curry Road 17 when slid on the ice covered road, lost control and entered the soft shoulder of the road, according […]

Man dies after attempting to extinguish grass fire

CNJ staff A 79-year-old Curry County man died Monday after trying to extinguish a grass fire on his property. The fire ignited about 3:30 p.m. Charles Petty was pronounced dead at Plains Regional Medical Center after being transported there by ambulance for possible smoke inhalation, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. “Mr. Petty was attempting to extinguish […]

Drug task force intercepts $14,000 worth of drugs

The Region V Drug Task Force has intercepted what investigators call a significant amount of cocaine being transported to Clovis Monday. Jorge Sanchez, 31, and Felipe De Jesus Gandara, 31, are being held without bond on an immigration hold, charged with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. […]

Inmate charged in smuggling case

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged with two felonies for getting his girlfriend to smuggle narcotics into the jail for him. Michael Padilla was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit trafficking and criminal solicitation to commit a felony, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Padilla is being held without bond. […]

Two teens arrested in Monday shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis ambulance carrying a male gunshot victim pulls away from a residence on Calhoun Street on Monday afternoon. Police said they are working to identify the victim and the location where the shooting occurred. CNJ staff story Two teenagers were arrested and charged Tuesday for the shooting a 28-year-old […]

Escaped inmate captured

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Bobby Owen is back in custody after he slipped away from a detention officer early Sunday morning after he was taken to the hospital for injuries he received in a fall at the jail. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail inmate is back in custody after about 10 hours of freedom […]