Feb. 7 Public Record

The following cases were closed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from Jan. 14 through Jan. 19.

1-30 Public record

The following cases were closed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from Dec. 22 to Jan. 7. Dec. 22 • Olivia Anchondo, 35, was found guilty of abandonment of a child. She was sentenced to 364 days, with 264 days suspended; 364 days supervised probation; complete a course aimed at addressing child care issues; and […]

Former DA court hearing scheduled Jan. 11

Freedom New Mexico Former District Attorney Randall Harris will be arraigned in district court Jan. 11 on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault against his wife. The case against Harris was moved from Curry County Magistrate to district court Dec. 17, according to court records. Harris, 48, was charged Oct. 4 with misdemeanor battery against a […]

Commerce topples Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Standing 6-foot-6 with a mohawk and a booming voice, Ronnie Morgan is tough to miss on the court. Much to Eastern New Mexico’s chagrin, he was even harder to miss on the stat sheet. Morgan scored six of his career-high 24 points during a 17-6 run that turned the […]

Dec. 20 Public Record

The following cases were closed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate court on Dec. 14.

Dec. 13 Public Record

The following cases were closed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate court from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11.

Oct. 25 Public Record

The following cases were closed through the Magistrate Court from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30.

10/18 Public Record

The following cases were closed through Magistrate Court from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29.

Municipal court closed Thursday

PNT staff Portales Municipal Court is scheduled to close at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and resume regular business hours on Monday, according to Municipal Court Judge Frederick Arnold. Arnold said the court plans to give employment tests to potential job candidates. People scheduled during the time the court is closed will not be penalized. Information: 356-4923.

Former DA arrested for domestic assault

Freedom New Mexico Former District Attorney Randall Harris was arrested Wednesday night for domestic assault after his wife told police he threatened her and pushed her into a door. Harris, 48, was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond, court records show. According to an arrest warrant filed in Curry County Magistrate Court, Harris assaulted […]

Former Melrose chief cleared in traffic case

Freedom New Mexico Former Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was found not guilty Friday for a citation she received in March when she crashed her patrol unit. Dreiling was charged with improper turning after police said she cut across traffic to follow a motorist she had stopped. She was struck by a car when she […]

Sotomayor OK’d for Supreme Court in historic vote

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation Thursday as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in a history-making Senate vote that capped a summer-long debate heavy with ethnic politics. She’ll be sworn in Saturday as the court’s 111th justice, third woman and first nominee by a Democrat in 15 years. The Senate […]

July 5 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in Portales Magistrate Court: May 20 • Jerry Ferguson, 52,

DNA process should become routine in court

Freedom New Mexico It is possible to see both sides in the difficult case of District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne, in which a divided U.S. Supreme Court recently decided this particular defendant did not have a post-conviction constitutional right to get access to evidence in the state’s possession so he could conduct his own DNA […]

War on drugs has humiliating ramifications

Freedom New Mexico It is encouraging that the U.S. Supreme Court so strongly condemned Thursday the decision by officials in an Arizona school district to strip-search a 13-year-old girl because they suspected she might have some Ibuprofen pain reliever in her undergarments. The amazing thing is that even one justice (Clarence Thomas) dissented, and that […]

Court to close

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Court is scheduled to be closed from 10 a.m. Tuesday though Friday for the staff to attend an annual conference The court is set to resume normal business hours June 29. People with court appearances scheduled during the time the court is closed won’t be penalized, according to a […]

Sotomayor’s decision-making questioned

Freedom Communications President Barack Obama surprised some court watchers with his choice of Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to replace the retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. In several respects it was a shrewd choice, although some of the factors that made it shrewd speak […]

Politics, movies and T-shirts

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In what was a weekend of LeBron James buzzer-beater replays, bad movies and heartfelt thanks to our veterans, I never really had a thought that could compete verbosely with my new idea for duct tape last week. So here are my three best attempts at such: n In what […]

Supreme Court sends suit against city of Portales to trial

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The New Mexico Supreme Court has sent a breach of contract lawsuit against the city of Portales back to District Court for a jury trial. The lawsuit alleges that without approval, Portales City Manager Debi Lee canceled retiree health benefits stipulated by a personnel ordinance. City representatives said the […]

May 3 Public Record

The following criminal cases were recently filed in magistrate court from April 6 through April 20: April 6 • Michael Pharis, 32, found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st); display of registration; lighted lamps required; negligent use of deadly weapon. He was given 90-days suspended sentence, one year supervised […]