Public Record/Blotters

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at large and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man sentenced on molestation charges

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Freedom Newspapers has opted to withhold some names from this report in an effort to protect the victim’s identity. A Clovis man on Wednesday was sentenced to 33 years in prison for sex acts committed against an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors allege Derrick Vincent Ervin, 27, married the […]

Martha Stewart’s sentence light, still not right

Freedom Editorial The sentence was mild compared to what some legal experts had predicted; Martha-watchers had thought one year in prison would be the penalty. But Martha Stewart was sentenced Friday to serve five months in prison, five months of house arrest and two years of probation, and given a $30,000 fine. We’ve always thought […]

Moshier sentence tougher than in years past

By Tony Parra Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker handed down a 14-year sentence on Wednesday to a Roswell man who was convicted of homicide by a vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident involving death and tampering with evidence. Brian Moshier, 41, of Roswell was convicted in the death of 2-week old Angel Martinez […]

Former Cannon airman sentenced for abuse

By Mike Linn 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 innocence of the […]

Tearful hearing ends with denial


Tony Parra In an emotional proceeding, Ninth Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley denied Deanna Willis’ request to have her sentence of four years in prison reduced on Tuesday. Willis was forgiven by her victim’s husband, Don Hoover, but the court could not be as lenient. Assistant District Attorney Donna Mowher said the court did not […]

Portales man found guilty of numerous sex crime counts

PNT Staff Ernesto Hernandez, 37, of Portales, was convicted Tuesday of 16 different felony counts, most involving sex crimes with a minor, according to a news release from District Attorney Brett Carter. Hernandez was convicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 and five counts of criminal sexual penetration of […]