Local Roundup: Arrest made in case of inmate’s assault

CNJ staff

A 28-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with an assault at the Curry County Detention Center.

Nick Jasper attacked his cellmate Saul Prieto, 25, of Clovis on Jan. 14 as he was sleeping, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller.

Waller said Jasper suspected Prieto was informing on him.

“The attack was stopped apparently at the urging of the inmates,” he said.

Prieto suffered scrapes to his forehead and neck and his right eye and forehead were swollen. He was taken to a Lubbock hospital and was released the next day, according to Warden Leslie Johnson.

She said Prieto was released on a bond before he was sent to the Lubbock hospital.

“He wasn’t required to come back to jail,” she said.

Jasper was transferred to the Quay County Detention Center after the incident to prevent any further violence, Waller said.

His bond is set at $10,000.

State Democratic caucus scheduled for Feb. 5
The Democratic caucus for president will be held Feb. 5 in New Mexico.

Registered Democrats as of Jan. 4 can vote in the caucus from noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 5.
—Precincts 1-3, 5-15, and 17-37 will vote at Clovis-Carver Public Library.
—Precinct 4 and 16 will vote at Melrose City Hall

Absentee/early voting is through the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

All county sites for the caucus are listed at www.nmdemocrats.org

Information: (505) 830-3650 or info@nmdemocrats.org

Sundance Ranch selling tickets for non-event
The Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary is planning a non-party fundraiser.

An invitation for the event asks participants not to attend the event, but to donate $10 for tickets. Donations can be made at sundancesanctuary.org/donate.html.

The mission of the Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary is to prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect of domestic cats and kittens and to assure their well-being.

Information: 985-0089.