Salas remains at large 38 months later

Kevin Wilson The most recent escapee from the Curry County Adult Detention Center was captured a little more than 18 hours after he slipped out the exit. Authorities have not been so successful with the jail’s most famous escapee. Edward Salas has been on the loose for more than 38 months. Authorities believe Salas, 27, […]

Authorities seek vandals

Freedom New Mexico Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween. Curry County deputies say someone drove through a fence Tuesday night in Curry County and damaged the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Davis Farms. Two nights later, someone did the […]

Inmate no longer being sought by law enforcement

CNJ staff An inmate authorities believed was released from jail by mistake Thursday is no longer being sought by law enforcement because a federal immigration hold has expired. Monday morning, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office issued an announcement to area law enforcement, canceling a Friday alert to look for Ramiro Chavez. Chavez, 23, was released […]

Man shot in Dora dies

Jared Tucker A man shot on Aug. 11 in Dora has died at a Lubbock hospital. Authorities said Kenneth Glasscock, 44, died about 5 p.m. Tuesday from a single gunshot wound to the head. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputy Malin Parker said officials do not know where Glasscock is from. A news release from the sheriff’s […]

Press release: Seven public housing authorities awarded grants

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that seven public housing authorities in New Mexico will receive a total of $191,090 to protect the rental assistance provided to families currently participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. These agencies are among nearly 600 nationwide that will receive additional funding because […]

Clovis housing authorities receives grant

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $325,403 to six New Mexico housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence.

Convicted killer Edward Salas remains at large

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File photo Edward Salas, 25, was convicted in 2008 of killing 10-year-old Carlos Perez and has avoided capture for a year since escaping from the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A year has passed since Edward Salas slipped through the roof of the jail with seven others and was secreted away in the […]

HUD speeds $9.3 million to New Mexico Public Housing Authorities

March 3, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 18 Golden parachutes: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a measure (HB538) sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, that would prohibit state agencies from giving extra money to employees who are terminated for cause or who resign. Under the bill, the state still could buy out an employment contract. During debate […]

AP: Four inmates charged with aiding escape

By Betsy Blaney: The Associated Press Four jail inmates who authorities say helped eight others in a brazen escape were charged Wednesday, as officials kept searching for five prisoners who remain on the loose, including a convicted murderer. Two people close to the fugitives were also arrested. Authorities said the four inmates, who were not […]

Aid to Pakistan might not do much good

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]

Reward offered for assault information

CNJ staff Authorities are looking for information in a case involving an assault last month on a Clovis man, according a press release from the Clovis Police Department. Eric J. Burrell, 39, remains in a Lubbock hospital recovering from injuries suffered in the assault and has been unable to communicate much information to law enforcement, […]

Patriot Act didn’t prevent latest terror threat

By Freedom Newspapers The six men arrested on charges of plotting a terrorist action against the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey may turn out to have been the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, a bunch of wannabes who might never have gotten their destructive act together. Even if that’s the case, however, it […]

Relative says accused kidnapper miscarried

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Curry County Sheriff’s Department officers David Kube, left, and Waldo Casarez escort Rayshaun Parson into Magistrate Court on Monday morning in Clovis. Parson waived extradition and was transported to Lubbock. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) The Associated Press LUBBOCK— A Clovis woman accused of abducting a newborn from the mother’s hospital room last week recently […]

Armed car service theft suspect signs plea

Freedom Newspapers A 23-year-old Portales man signed a plea agreement last week in connection with the theft in March of more than $600,000 from an armored car service that employed him, according to court documents filed in 9th Judicial District Court in Portales. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, Scott Kirby agreed to […]

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 […]

Authorities must have power to stop looters

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The looters are helping themselves to DVD and MP3 players, beer, flat screen TVs, clothing, booze, guns, candy and sporting goods. Some simply loaded up shopping carts with all they could hold and boldly pushed them out the doors and down the sodden streets. “With no police officers in sight,” […]

Forensic results pending in Causey death

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Authorities said Tuesday they are still waiting on forensics results and have not filed any charges in connection with the homicide of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. A warrant obtained in district court showed Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was identified as a person of interest in Chunn’s death. Taylor has […]

Vigilante or not, group shows immigration policy’s flaws

It will be fascinating to see how the Minuteman Project, the brainstorm of California resident James Gilchrist, comes off now that President Bush has referred to the effort as a “vigilante” operation of which he disapproves. It has certainly stirred a lot of interest, pro and con. A retired accountant, Gilchrist conceived the idea of […]

Texas 11 not exactly roughing it at hotel

By Ned Cantwell Texas lawmakers are in New Mexico for an extended stay. These guys, like true American patriots before them, have grit. They have guts. They have determination. They have first class room service. They have found, like most Texans, New Mexico is a fun place to spend the summer. The 11 Texas Democratic […]