4/26 Local roundup

Woman sentenced for assaulting officer
A 35-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for assaulting a peace officer.

Eugena Smith was found guilty of one count of battery upon a peace officer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

Smith struck a detention center officer in the face in 2004.

Smith was convicted of second-degree murder in 1992 and escaped from jail in 2000 and is considered a repeat offender, the release stated.

She will be transported to the New Mexico Department of Corrections within the week, the released stated.

Police: Man attempted to entice child into car
Police say a 7-year-old girl was approached Monday by a man who attempted to entice her to get into his car by offering her candy.

According to a press release from the Clovis Police Department, the man driving a white, four-door vehicle approached the young girl at about 1:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of La Luz and offered her candy. The child ran away and told her mother, who contacted authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to call Curry County Crime Stoppers: 763-7000.

— Staff reports