Seven face felony charges after drug busts

CNJ staff Seven Clovis people face felony charges after Region V Drug Task Force agents made arrests, seized cash, drugs, a motorcycle and a firearm throughout the last three days in Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller: • Michael Dickson, 31, and Betty Garza, 36, were arrested Tuesday after attempting […]

Seven arrested in drug busts

CMI Staff CMI staff Seven Clovis people face felony charges after Region V Drug Task Force agents made arrests, seized cash, drugs, a motorcycle and a firearm throughout the last three days in Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller: • Michael Dickson, 31, and Betty Garza, 36, were arrested Tuesday […]

Names of Monday crash victims released

Officials on Tuesday morning released the names of four people killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash four miles east of Melrose. The four who died on the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller: • John Kline, 53, of Mansfield, Texas, the driver of a four-door Toyota sedan. • Aminta Kline, 61, of […]

Police say Clovis man shot parents, self

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By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Investigators said Friday a Clovis woman is dead and her husband was clinging to life at a Lubbock hospital after their son shot them in their home just outside Clovis, then apparently turned the gun on himself. He died a few hours later. Investigators offered no motive in the […]

Teen thrown from truck, dies

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Freedom New Mexico Police said a 14-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning when the wind caught a mattress she was sitting on in the bed of a pickup truck and threw her from the vehicle. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were called to State Road 523 (East 21st Street) between Curry roads E […]

Drug task force makes significant cocaine bust

Freedom New Mexico The Region V Drug Task Force has intercepted what investigators call a significant amount of cocaine being transported to Clovis Monday. Jorge Sanchez, 31, and Felipe De Jesus Gandara, 31, are being held without bond on an immigration hold, charged with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, according to Curry County […]

Clovis man killed by hay bale

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Freedom New Mexico A 61-year-old Clovis man is dead following a Wednesday afternoon farm accident. Oscar Brooks was killed when a large round hay bale fell from a trailer and struck him, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Just before 3 p.m., responders were dispatched to the scene, just off Llano Estecado Boulevard about a […]

Wind storm kills Clovis man

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Freedom New Mexico A spring wind storm that pounded eastern New Mexico Saturday with 65 mph gusts is being blamed for the death of a Clovis man. Juan R. Chavez, 35, died after a wind blast caught the loading door of a semi truck, slamming him into a wall at a Southwest Cheese dock. Chavez […]

Suspect arrested in homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police believe an argument after a night of drinking led a 24-year-old Roswell man to beat a 51-year-old truck driver to death and dump his body in a ditch east of Clovis. Brandon Barela was arrested Friday afternoon in Roswell and is charged with an open count of murder. […]

Clovis man arrested in connection to drug seizure

Freedom New Mexico A 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with a substantial drug seizure, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Brent Roaf is being held on $16,500 bond, jail officials said. Around 9 p.m. a deputy serving a subpoena at an apartment in the 2900 block of Main Street smelled burning marijuana […]

Inmate charged in drug smuggling attempt

Freedom New Mexico A Curry County inmate was charged Friday with conspiring to smuggle drugs into the jail, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sergio James, 31, orchestrated the delivery of the drugs for distribution within the facility, Waller said. James is still an inmate at the detention center. His bond was increased by $50,000, Waller […]

Man surrenders on gas theft charges

Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old man wanted in connection with gas thefts in the Grady turned himself in to authorities Friday, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel turned himself in at the sheriff’s department around 1:30 p.m., Waller said. Daniel is accused of stealing a total of 465 gallons of […]

Meth lab found at empty Melrose house

Freedom New Mexico Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are […]

Police arrest man on 859 child pornography charges

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A 45-year-old Clovis man was arrested Friday on 859 child pornography charges following an investigation that took more than a year, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Elijah McClain of 1300A Arcineiga Drive is being held on a $75,000 bond, according to jail officials. The local investigation took more […]

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Curry County Sheriff’s deputy discovered more than two pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The drugs were valued at around $100,000, Waller said. Two Albuquerque men were arrested and are being held on […]

7/26 Obituaries

Iva Brooks Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iva Brooks, 87, of Portales, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 15, 1918, in the Causey-Lingo area at a settlement known as Emzy, to Iva and Reubier L. Waller. She grew up in the Emzy-Lingo area and […]

Car accident kills teen, injures another

Freedom Newspapers A one-vehicle crash north of Clovis early Saturday morning left one Clovis teen dead and another in critical condition. Adam Romero, 15, the passenger, died at the scene of the crash, according to Sgt. Wesley Waller of the New Mexico State Police. The driver, Charles Valero, 16, of Clovis, was in critical condition […]