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 […]

Third suspect arrested in embezzlement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the embezzlement of more than $600,000 from an armored car service in early March. The suspect was arrested two weeks ago in Tucson, Ariz., on an unrelated warrant, police said. According to court records, three men conspired to go into […]

Escape plan fizzles for embezzlement suspect

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A Portales man accused of embezzling more than $600,000 in early March paid two accomplices $20,000 each to help him go into hiding, according to court documents. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis told investigators in a March 7 interview he and a friend drove Scott Kirby to Lubbock the […]

Second man arrested in connection with armored car embezzlement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A second man was arrested last week in connection with an armored car heist, officials confirmed on Thursday. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis was arrested March 22 by officers from the Clovis Police Department, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “We have probable cause that establishes the individual (Adcox) received stolen […]

Townsend, Louise

Louise Townsend Services: Have been held. Louise “Lou” Townsend, 80, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 23, 1923, in Maysville, Okla., to James and Vera Kelley Adcox. She founded Johnnies Drive-Inn in 1943 and ran the business with her husband until 1970. […]