8/21 Court Dispositions

The following individuals were found by the 9th Judicial District Court to have enough evidence against them to justify proceeding with a trial: • Melodi Sorge, 28, charged with possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Marijuana. • Mark Cameron Battles, 45, charged with false imprisonment, battery against […]

8/14 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Aurelius M. Houston IV, 22, was found guilty on two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and is ordered to serve nine months less 10 days imprisoned by the Department of Corrections followed by one year supervised parole, submit a […]

Local attorney appointed judge

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Local attorney Robert Orlik was appointed a 9th Judicial judge this week. Orlik has been an attorney in Clovis for 33 years, the majority in private practice. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) CNJ staff The call Robert Orlik had been waiting for years to receive came unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. Gov. Bill Richardson was on […]

Candidates named for judicial seat

CNJ staff The names of the four candidates for a new judicial seat in the 9th Judicial were released Friday by officials at the University of New Mexico law school after the application process closed. They are: • Robert S. Orlik — resident of Curry County and is an attorney. • Kent Peterson — resident […]

Q&A

Abby Dunn Brett Carter, 42, is the 9th Judicial District Attorney. He prosecutes felony crimes in Clovis and Portales. He was appointed to fill the vacancy in mid-2002 when former DA Randall Harris left the office. Carter plans to run for re-election in the June 1 primary. Q: The 9th judicial district recently hired a […]