Attorneys prepare for penalty phase

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers A dozen Albuquerque jurors found Stanley Bedford guilty last week of killing Odis and Doris Newman of Portales. The same jury will reconvene Thursday in Albuquerque to determine whether Bedford should die as punishment. The death penalty phase is unlike any other trial in New Mexico, District Attorney Matt Chandler […]

Guilty: Convicted on all eight charges

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers A 43-year-old Portales man will face the death penalty in connection with the 2005 deaths of an elderly Portales couple. An Albuquerque jury found Stanley Bedford guilty Thursday on eight charges, including first-degree murder and kidnapping. Jurors will return June 21 to decide whether Bedford should be executed for the […]

March 4, 2007 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Pete Apodaca pleaded guilty to the charges of assault against a household member, was ordered to serve 182 days supervised probation, attend ASPEN program, enter into and successfully complete Batterer’s Intervention Program, and pay court fees and fines. • Pete Apodaca pleaded […]

Officer pleads guilty to bringing drugs to jail

Freedom Newspapers A former detention officer at the Curry County Adult Detention Center pleaded guilty this week to bringing drugs into the jail, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Following a 60-day diagnostic evaluation, 30-year-old Damain Pardue will be sentenced. He faces a maximum of 18 months imprisonment, the […]

Local man sentenced for role in Newman case

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was sentenced Monday on charges filed in connection with the March 3, 2005 murders of Odis and Doris Newman of Portales. According to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office, Archie Crawford, 26, of Portales has been sentenced to eight years in the New Mexico penitentiary, […]

Guilty plea

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Jerry Wayne Fuller avoided a possible death sentence Thursday in connection with the 2005 slaying of an elderly Portales couple. Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn accepted Fuller’s guilty plea to two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree kidnapping as well as one count of tampering […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Public Record

The following marriages were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Kerry D. Walsh, 41, and Cristy J. Brakebill, 41, both of Portales • Bruce C. Nixon, 25, and Tahnee M. Nichols, 21, both of Portales • Dustie Joe Reese, 20, and Cherissa Dawn Martin, 17, both of Portales • Martin Cabello Contreras, 44, […]

Bentley guilty in Clovis murder

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis jury on Thursday found Jimmy Bentley guilty of second-degree murder for the Christmas Eve shooting death of an Oklahoma photo salesman. The announcement capped a four-day trial in the 9th Judicial District Court in which prosecutors argued Bentley’s shooting of Joseph Phillips, 48, outside a Clovis hotel was […]

June 11, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were filed this week at the Roosevelt County clerk’s office. • Joseph Randy Montoya, 25, of Roswell, to Sonya Renee, 22, of Portales. • Russell Roberts, 50, of Portales, to Alicia Garcia-Martinez, 40, of Clovis. • Joshua Webster, 19, of Portales, to Stacy Swinney, 18, of Portales. • Joel Erich Adams, […]

Feb. 5, 2006 Public Record

The following marriages were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Raymundo Talsma, 42, and Robin May, 45, both of Portales. • Travis Brian Coburn, 38, and Raenell Ward, 45, both of Portales. • Javier Fuentes, 23, and Marisol Saenz, 27, both of Portales. • William Beattie, 26, and Veronica Dalton, 27, both of […]

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.

Oct. 9 Local Briefs, Police Blotter, Public Record

Local Briefs Department sets DWI checkpoints The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department is participating in the Sixth Statewide Superblitz by conducting DWI saturation patrols between today and Oct. 23. During the superblitz, law enforcement numbers will try to get drunk drivers off the road. Last year, 224 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, according to New […]

Oct. 2 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in district court: Larry Brooks, 20, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary and is ordered to serve six months in jail followed by by 12 months of probation, pay $105 in fines and enter batterer’s intervention. Sally Puebla, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer […]

9-11 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Anastacio Saenz, 31, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence (third offense), vehicle in unsafe conditions, driving with an expired license, no insurance and no seatbelt and is ordered to serve a 364-day jail term (334 days suspended, serve three years of supervised probation, attend […]

Sept. 4 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Selso Perez, 19, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and is ordered to serve a 90-day suspended sentence, serve 90 days of supervised probation, enter the ASPEN program, complete DWI school within 60 days and pay $615 in fines. Raul Lopez, […]

8-28 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Jesus Nunez, 40, pleaded guilty to battery and is ordered serve a six-month suspended sentence, serve six months of supervised probation and pay $67 in fines. Daniel Cano, 18, pleaded guilty to driving on suspension and speeding and is ordered to serve a 60-day deferred sentence […]

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 […]

July 17 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in district court: Robie Bruffett, 42, pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and is ordered to serve a nine-year suspended sentence, serve five years of probation, and pay $180 in fines. Mark A. Hernandez, 22, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and was ordered to serve 18 months […]

July 10 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: Rodney Smith, 46, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphenalia and is ordered to serve 364-day deferred sentence, serve 364 days of probation, complete the ASPEN program, and pay $242 in fines. Sam Villanueva, 45, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended drivers license […]

6/19 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Judicial Court: l Ivey L. Lesley, 45, was found guilty of violating conditions of probation and is ordered to serve 2 years imprisonment with no parole. l Isiah Kazeem Waiters, 25, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, driving […]