D.A. hopes to transfer Torres to state prison

CNJ staff Captured fugitive Noe Torres will be sent to Curry County’s troubled jail once he is on U.S. soil but District Attorney Matt Chandler doesn’t anticipate he will be there long. Chandler said Thursday that accused child-killer Torres will be booked into the jail but he plans to immediately file a motion in court […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Fugitive convicted of child molestation A St. Louis jury has convicted Jerry Klinker of child molestation. Klinker, wanted as a fugitive by St. Louis authorities, was captured in Curry County in April 2009 in the home of then-superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools Steven Schultze. Shultze was investigated but never charged with any wrongdoing. He and […]

Emergencies worse when misused

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There are fewer fallacies as widely circulated as those captured by the saying, “Hard cases make bad law.” This includes all the types mentioned by those who would sanction the systematic violation of individual rights just because they can imagine or maybe find some instance in which strict respect for […]

Escaped inmate captured

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Bobby Owen is back in custody after he slipped away from a detention officer early Sunday morning after he was taken to the hospital for injuries he received in a fall at the jail. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail inmate is back in custody after about 10 hours of freedom […]

Bible provides spiritual nourishment

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sunday School was in progress. The teacher, Mrs. Taylor, had a group of feisty 6 year olds for the Sunday School lesson. Captured by the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, the children sat spellbound as Mrs. Taylor held up an artist’s version of Daniel surrounded by the […]

Man facing multiple charges after car chase

A 24-year-old Clovis man faces multiple charges after a high-speed motor vehicle chase ended when he slammed into a parked vehicle. Among the charges Carlos Lopez faces is a second offense of aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm and resisting and evading or obstructing an officer, Curry County Undersheriff […]

Pit bull injures Muleshoe students

CNJ staff Police say 19 children received superficial wounds Wednesday from a pit bull running loose in a Muleshoe school playground. It happened during a lunch recess for fourth-graders at DeShazo Elementary School. Animal control officers later captured and quarantined the dog. Police Lt. Benny Parker said teachers were attempting to get the children back […]

Escapee Michael England captured in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo, Sharna Johnson Escapee Michael England was captured Monday morning at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Pile Street. CNJ staff writer, Sharna Johnson Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block […]

Oct. 4 Press release: McClendon captured

Re: Capture of Larry McClendon Jr. – Escapee from the Curry County, New Mexico Detention Center. On October 4, 2008 at approximately 10:00 AM, Larry McClendon Jr. was captured by the Amarillo Police Department, US Marshall’s Service and Amarillo SWAT Team in Amarillo, Texas. Tips generated through America’s Most Wanted reported sightings in the Amarillo […]

Jail escapee caught in Amarillo

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Escaped Clovis homicide suspect Larry McClendon Jr. was captured around 10:30 a.m. (CDT) in Amarillo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an […]

Two of four jail escapees arraigned

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Javier Zapata, one of the Curry County Detention Center escapees, is arraigned Thursday in district court. Zapata is facing more than four years imprisonment for charges stemming from the escape attempt. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two of four captured Clovis escapees were arraigned Thursday in district court. Javier […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience by Stanton Friedman was given by David, Mary, and Sierra Stalker in memory of Wanda Carter. The famous story of the world’s first documented alien abduction is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece and nuclear physicist […]

Press release: Sotelo captured

UPDATE 8.29.08: On August 28, 2008 at approximately 11:30 PM (MST), Victor Sotelo was located and arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the SWIFT Task Force out of Albuquerque, following a lead that was generated through the task force that has been assembled at the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Fourth escapee captured late Thursday

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Victor Sotelo, 26, was captured late Thursday night in Albuquerque. He is the fourth of eight escapees from the Curry County Adult Detention Center to be aprehended. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis, was apprehended […]

Press release: Enriquez captured

UPDATE 8.25.08

11-18-07 Letters to the editor

Torturing enemy endangers our troops Does torturing enemy prisoners make you feel good? If so, consider this: We are a God-fearing nation believing “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Our belief in that Golden Rule gives terrorists permission to inflict tortures on captured American troops identical to tortures we inflict […]

Missing Man Table

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A table is set Thursday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center to honor missing troops. The symbolism of the Missing Man Table and honors: The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing troops. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call […]

Sept. 26, 1931

An anteater that escaped from the zoo was captured at the J.W. Smallwood farm, one mile north of the zoo. … A. Hefner, magnetic masseur located on Gidding Street, reduced his price of treatments from $14 a week to $10 a week. … Manager Russell Hardwick’s announcement that the Lyceum Theatre was going to sponsor […]

Missing Clovis inmate captured

CNJ staff A Curry County inmate who disappeared while on medical furlough more than seven weeks ago was captured by a local bail bondsman Friday night and returned to jail. Christina Snell of Hanks Bail Bonds said she spotted Phillip Littlefield riding in a car in the area of 14th and Prince streets around 6 […]

Soft touch on terrorists undermines security

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Much ado in our country and Europe has been made about alleged mistreatment and torture of suspected terrorist prisoners. First, there were stories and hand-wringing over the treatment of prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. More recently, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., equated our military’s treatment of captured Taliban and al-Qaeda […]