Police search for shooting suspect

CNJ staff Police are searching for a 29-year-old Clovis man suspected of shooting another man in the face Thursday in the 500 block of East Fifth Street. Police have filed an arrest warrant for Robert Totten for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and intimidation of state’s witness. Police […]

6/12 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Louis Tenorio, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance, is adjudged to be a habitual offender and is ordered to serve four years imprisoned by the Department of Corrections followed by two years supervised parole. […]

DA seeks death penalty in case of Portales couple

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office will seek the death penalty against two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple earlier this year. Jerry Fuller and Stanley Bedford are accused of kidnapping and killing Odis, 70, and Doris Newman, 69, earlier this year in Portales. The bodies of […]

Cops and Courts 1/2

A Clovis man on Dec. 21 was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges he and two other suspects burglarized a Clovis home three times and hit a victim in the head with a hammer, a press release from the district attorney’s office shows. James Moten, 43, of Clovis, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary; […]

Police urge safe driving habits

The New Mexico State Police has issued a statement urging motorists to drive safely and soberly during the summer months. To catch those who don’t, the state police will be conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the state, with an emphasis aggressive and impaired driving habits. According to the state police, 226 people died during […]