Adcox sentenced for role in embezzlement scheme

Freedom Newspapers A 22-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for his role in an armored truck embezzlement scheme. Chris Adcox pleaded guilty to receipt of stolen property, harboring a felon, tampering with evidence and five counts of forgery, according to court records. Adcox was the third and final defendant sentenced […]

Fuller gets 127 years

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As Jerry Wayne Fuller was escorted by deputies from the Roosevelt County district courtroom Wednesday to begin a 127-year double murder sentence, he left with a new Bible clutched in his shackled hands and with the forgiveness of at least some of the victims’ family. After hearing victim impact […]

Escapee caught in Texas

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday without incident in Dimmitt, Texas, according to Dimmitt police. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 29, was arrested by local police about 8:30 a.m. (CST) at a Dimmitt hotel, according to police. “We knocked on the door and that’s when we […]

Garcia receives five-year sentence

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales woman was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday on charges related to the embezzlement of $139,164 from two employers, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Tammy Jo Garcia, 34, of Portales pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement, one count […]

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, […]

Portales man sentenced on child sex charges

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer A Portales man was sentenced to 51 years in prison Tuesday on child sex charges, according to a press release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Darrell Casillas, 36, of Portales was found guilty by a jury July 18 of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual penetration of […]

Assault, drug charges net long sentence

Freedom Newspapers A 33-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 12 1/2 years in prison for drug possession and assaulting a police officer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. David Lopez was found guilty by a jury in May of possession of methamphetamine, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest […]

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 […]

Police blotter, public record (Dec. 4)

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales Police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 22 • At 11:05 a.m. a large grass fire was reported at 41952 U.S. 70. Portales Fire Department was dispatched. • At 12:16 p.m. a two vehicle auto accident was reported at […]

Nov. 6 Police Blotter/Public Record

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 28 • At 7:08 a.m. a caller reported his home broken into and items taken on East Second Street Oct. 29 • At 10:34 a.m. a caller reported his garage broken […]