Cops and courts: Clovis man sentenced for forgery, meth possession

A 42-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison on multiple charges, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Alexander Morgan was found guilty of forgery, possession of methamphetamine, one count of issuing a valueless check, one count of shoplifting, and one count of embezzlement, according […]

Cops and courts: District Attorney’s office employee honored

An employee at the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office was named “New Mexico District Attorney’s Employee of the Year” earlier this month at the state prosecutors’ conference in Albuquerque. Dennis Usery is the computer information systems manger for the district attorney’s office. The award is given annually to one employee in New Mexico for his […]

Cops & courts: Clovis man sentenced in child pornography case

A district judge sentenced a Clovis man Tuesday to five years in prison for his part in the production of child pornography in 2004. Marcus Ray, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit sexual exploitation of a child by manufacturing and one count of sexual exploitation of a child by prostitution, a […]

2/20 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed recently in the Curry County Magistrate Court: n Juanita A. Gonzales, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail, all but 75 suspended, and $192 court costs and fees. Placed on supervised probation with 98 hours community service. n James R. Ellison, […]

Clovis man sentenced to six years in prison

By The Associated Press CLOVIS — A Clovis man accused of printing and passing thousands of dollars in U.S. currency has been sentenced to six years in prison. Terry Maes, 25, pleaded guilty to seven counts of forgery and was sentenced Wednesday by state District Judge Teddy Hartley, District Attorney Matthew Chandler said. Evidence showed […]

Airman sentenced to 12 years in death

By Mike Linn: CNJ NEWS EDITOR Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Cannon Air Force Base airman to 12 years in prison in connection with the December 2002 death of her 15-month-old son. Alesia Thomas, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 18 years after entering an Alford plea — maintaining […]

Dispositions 2/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Paul Alexander, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Judgment deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation with special conditions of $75 lab fee, alcohol and drug screening and treatment, reporting to probation office within 24 hours, paying $15 monthly probation costs […]

Dispositions 2/22

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Brandon Joe Scott Cordova, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery (armed after entering) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 4 1/2 years in state prison, all but four suspended with credit for 296 days served, […]

Dispositions 2/1

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Christopher Parker, 19, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering. Proceedings suspended and placed on 18 months supervised probation with $20 monthly probation costs and special conditions of full restitution to be determined, 30 hours community service and reporting to probation office within 24 hours. Harold […]

Court Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Armando Ortiz, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Judgment deferred 18 months, ordered to pay $175 fine and DNA testing fee, and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs. Subject to one-year parole release supervision if incarcerated with credit […]

Court Dispositions 12/7

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District and Magistrate Courts: David D. Patrick, 27, entered Alford plea (admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict while maintaining innocence) to possession of psilocybin with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, and trafficking cocaine. Sentenced to four concurrent terms totaling […]

Court Dispositions 11/30

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: William B. Corrales, 28, pleaded guilty to robbery, aggravated battery, and embezzlement. Sentenced to three consecutive terms totaling 6 1/2 years in state prison, all suspended except for 122 days served. Placed on five years supervised probation with special condition of making restitution on all […]

Court Dispositons 11/23

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: ° Raymond A. Gabbert pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary including battery. Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but three suspended, with credit for 333 days served, and subject to two years parole release supervision. Placed on five years supervised probation with special conditions […]

Court Dispositons 11/2

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Tabitha Wilson, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs special conditions of substance abuse counseling and $100 DNA testing. Granted credit for 10 days served and […]

Court Dispositions 10/26

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Elsi Hill, 41, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property over $250, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 2 1/2 […]

Court Dispositions 8/31

Here are dispositions recorded from July 15 to Aug. 13 in Curry County District Court: • Michael R. Pace, 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a non-narcotic controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Sentenced to concurrent terms totaling 5 1/2 years in state prison with two years parole upon release […]

Court Dispositions 8/24

Here are recent dispositions recorded from June 30 to July 1 in Curry County District Court: — Kenneth R. Kirven, 38, pleaded no contest to receiving and concealing stolen property, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days in state prison, all suspended, and placed on unsupervised probation for the same period. Granted credit for one day […]

Court Dispositions 8/17

Here are recent dispositions recorded from June 11 to Aug. 5 in 9th Judicial District Court: • Victor Sotello, 21, pleaded guilty to attempted accessory to making a false affidavit and perjury, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served. Sentence suspended and placed on 364 days supervised probation with […]

Court Dispositions 8/10

Here are recent dispositions dated June 21 to 27 recorded in Curry County Magistrate Court: — David Coehlo, 46, pleaded guilty to possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail and allowed to serve 8 added days in jail in lieu of $326 fine, court costs and fees. […]

Court Dispositions 8/3

Here are recent dispositions dated July 2 recorded in 9th District Court: –Roy Lee Daniels, 22, pleaded guilty to battery on a household member and criminal damage to property under $1,000. Sentenced to two consecutive terms totaling 544 days in Curry County jail with credit for one day served. All but 60 days suspended and […]