Local Roundup: Armored truck case sentence given

CNJ staff

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 for the theft of approximately $600,000 in March 2006.

He will be required to serve five years of parole following his prison sentence, and make full restitution to the local businesses affected by the crime, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office.

Adcox received about $20,000 for his assistance in the theft, helped one of his codefendants flee the area, and hid evidence of the crime, the release said.

Adcox, Scott Kirby, 22, and Jeremy Hooker, 23, collaborated in a scheme to take funds picked up by the armored truck company that employed Kirby, records show.

Kirby died in March while serving a 6 1/2-year sentence. His death was ruled a suicide, prison officials said.

Hooker was sentenced to two years imprisonment followed by four years supervised parole, the release said.

Oasis State Park Lake to be drained
Anglers will be allowed to catch and keep unlimited numbers of fish at Oasis State Park Lake starting Friday as the State Parks Division prepares to drain the lake for maintenance.

The Department of Game and Fish issued the official emergency salvage order to go into effect Friday and remain in effect through May 13.

Tackle regulations also will be suspended during the salvage period.

Anglers ages 12 and older are required to have a state fishing license. Fishing will be limited to daylight hours, and all other state park rules and entry fees will apply.

Oasis State Park Lake contains trout, catfish and bass.

Information: 356-5331.

—CNJ staff