Police say Portales homicide victim was shot

Police confirmed Friday that Angel Vale, 22, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said the time of death was between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday. Officers have recovered the weapon they believe was used, a .22-caliber rifle and shell casings, he said. Berry said […]

Press release: Man arrested in homicide

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at approximately 8:54 AM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 Block of West 10th Street in Clovis in reference to a possible gunshot victim. Upon the Officers arrival a victim was found lying on the floor of the apartment located at 1408 W. 10th Street […]

Police: Victim died of single gunshot wound

CNJ staff A Honduran national killed Tuesday in Texico during a robbery attempt died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the information is based on an autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. No arrests have been made […]

No arrests made in shooting

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to […]

Prosecution rests case in Novak trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The prosecution ended its case in the first-degree murder case against Edward Novak II on Friday morning with the testimony of a forensic psychologist, who testified in general terms about memory and how it is affected by trauma. The defense’s first move was to […]

Prosecution rests in Novak trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The prosecution ended its case in the first-degree murder case against Airman Basic Edward Novak II on Friday morning with the testimony of a forensic psychologist, who testified in general terms about memory and how it is affected by trauma. The defense’s first move […]

Novak trial: Forensic expert grilled

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for a Cannon airman accused of first-degree murder used the expert testimony of prosecution witnesses Tuesday to show forensic evidence collected indicates nothing more than Edward and Kimberly Novak lived in the same house. DNA found under Kimberly Novak’s fingernails was her […]

Clovis police investigating death

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a death they’ve termed “suspicious.” Emmett Salisbury, 36, was found about 1 p.m. Monday inside E’s Enterprises at 701 E. Grand Ave. He owned and operated the small thrift store at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ross Street. Clovis Police Lt. Patrick Whitney said Salisbury had a bloody […]

Man arrested, charged with stabbing

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday and charged with stabbing another man during a fight, according to police. Teodulo Sanchez is charged with aggravated battery and is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond, officials said. Carlos Fernandez, 29, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to […]

Shooting trial to begin Monday

CNJ Staff The jury trial for a Clovis bail bondsman accused of shooting a bail jumper in the back a year ago is scheduled to begin Monday, according to court records. Henry “Hank” Bayless, 64, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez on Sept. 20, 2005, while trying to take him into custody for failing to […]