Convicted shooter given 13 more years

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An additional 13 years was tacked on Monday to a life sentence of a 33-year-old Clovis man convicted last month of first-degree murder. William Riley will have to serve 43 years in prison before he is eligible for parole in connection with the June 2005 shooting death of Roshawn […]

Clovis woman charged with setting house on fire

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Clovis woman charged with setting her house on fire in May 2004 to collect insurance money was sentenced Thursday to 7 1/2 years in prison, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Dayna Kendall was found guilty Dec. 16 on charges of arson, child abuse, cruelty […]

5/9 Local roundup

Clovis man sentenced on meth charges A Clovis 46-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison on methamphetamine and firearm charges, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Michael Rury was arrested three times between April 2004 and January and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Rury was also […]

5/7 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Aaron Tanner, 34, pleaded guilty to theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, evidence tampering, issuing a worthless check valued at more than $25 (two counts) and forgery. He will serve 18 months in prison, followed by five years supervised […]

Clovis man sentenced to 15 years

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for a 2005 crime spree, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Marcos Cerda, 21, was convicted of kidnapping, aggravated battery against a household member, escape from custody and three counts of battery against a peace officer. […]

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 […]

Retiring judge deserves congratulations

Count the days. The April deadline approaches. And I don’t mean the 15th, our deadline for coming clean, or semi-clean, with Uncle Sam. The big date this month is April 30. That’s the day New Mexico is scheduled to finally rid herself of District Judge James Blackmer. After nearly two decades on the bench, first […]

3/26 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Damon Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, one month and eight days. • Alton P. Smith, […]

Clovis man sentenced to 48 1/2 years in prison

Steven Duran, left, was convicted of killing his friend, Ricardo Gallegos, two years ago. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steven Duran maintained his innocence as he was sentenced to at least 48 1/2 years in prison for killing his friend almost two years ago. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker […]

Clovis burglar sentenced to 13 years

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to 13 years in jail for committing a violent burglary, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Charles Ray Kirven, 38, was charged with aggravated burglary, burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit a burglary, larceny, criminal damage and possession of stolen property, the […]

2-11 Local roundup

CNJ staff ENMU spring enrollment highest in 12 years Eastern New Mexico University’s 2006 spring semester enrollment is at its highest point in 12 years, according to a university press release. The current enrollment is 3, 722. That’s up from 3,692 in 2005 and 3,491 in 2004. ENMU media relations director Wendel Sloan said one […]

Airman guilty of Assault

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report Senior Airman James Reshke, 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, was found guilty of indecent assault by a general court-martial Jan. 9 to 14, 2006. Reshke was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for one year, reduction to Airman Basic and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

Clovis man sentenced in robbery

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man was convicted Wednesday of aggravated burglary and kidnapping and sentenced to eight years of prison, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Frankie Owen and two others robbed an elderly Clovis woman’s home while she was still in the residence, according to the police. The […]

Clovis convicted of molestation

CNJ staff A 50-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in jail for molesting a female juvenile family member in 2003, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Billy Martin was found guilty of four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 years old. Co-defendant Anastacio […]

1/5 Local Roundup

Clovis man sentenced to 18 years in prison A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, battery and assault, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. Daniel Gutierrez was found guilty of the charges in an August jury trial. He must serve 85 percent of the […]

Clovis man sentenced in 2003 carjacking case

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for kidnapping, aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The charges stem from an October 2003 incident during which […]

12/22 Local roundup

Man sentenced for burglaries Roy Lee Daniels, 24, was sentenced to seven years in prison for burglarizing multiple Clovis homes between February and March, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Daniels was charged with three counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of residential burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, […]

Clovis man sentenced

CNJ staff A 21-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for aggravated burglary, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Bobbie Owen was arrested in October 2003 for breaking into the Clovis home of an 82-year-old woman with the intent to steal property and money, the release […]

Cops and courts: Clovis man sentenced on drug charges

A 36-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to five years in prison Aug. 18 after being found guilty on drug and forgery charges, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Willie Trujillo was found guilty of forgery, two counts of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Court martial results

27th Fighter Wing Legal Office Airman 1st Class Robert Myers, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, pled guilty to distribution and use of methamphetamine on multiple occasions, distribution of marijuana and fraudulent enlistment in a general court-martial held on Aug. 16, 2005. The case arose when a local law enforcement investigation found that Airman Myers was selling […]