Third suspect arrested in embezzlement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the embezzlement of more than $600,000 from an armored car service in early March. The suspect was arrested two weeks ago in Tucson, Ariz., on an unrelated warrant, police said.

According to court records, three men conspired to go into hiding with money stolen from an armored car service that employed one of the men charged, Scott Kirby, 23, of Portales.

When the latest suspect arrives in Clovis from Arizona, he will be served with the warrant in the embezzlement case, District Attorney Matt Chandler said.

It is uncertain when he will be returned to Clovis, Chandler said.

Chandler said the suspect will be given an opportunity to waive extradition by acknowledging that he is the person listed on the warrant, in which case the extradition process will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

If the suspect declines to waive the extradition, it may take about 90 days and require involvement of the governors of Arizona and New Mexico.

Kirby and Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis were arrested in March in connection with the case.

Kirby worked for an armored car service that transferred money from local businesses to banks. He surrendered to authorities on March 6. Police said they recovered $242,342 from Kirby and a black duffle bag at his residence.

Kirby was released on a $10,000 bond in late March.

Adcox was arrested March 22 and charged with receiving and disposing of stolen property, harboring or aiding a felon and tampering with evidence.

Adcox was released from the Curry County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond on May 1.