Portales man charged with trafficking cocaine

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man faces felony charges after police say a raid at his home Thursday netted a “substantial quantity” of cocaine. According to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from Roosevelt County, Curry County, and the Clovis Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 200 block […]

Portales auction owner charged with embezzlement

Freedom New Mexico The owner of the closed Portales Livestock Auction has been charged with embezzling nearly half a million dollars from a customer. Randy Bouldin, 39, was arrested June 2 on a charge of embezzlement over $20,000, court records show. He was released on a $10,000 bond the same day. Bouldin is accused of […]

Man charged with child solicitation

On Monday, investigators with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bhupinder Singh, 47, and charged him with child solicitation by electronic communication device. The charge is a third-degree felony. According to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office: •

Two arrested for drug trafficking

CNJ staff Two Clovis men were arrested Friday for drug trafficking, accused of having almost $10,000 worth of cocaine in their possession. Jesus Dominguez, 21, and Roman Ramos Villareal, 34, are charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Additionally, Villareal is charged with tampering with evidence and Dominguez with possession […]

Man charged in 2003 death

CNJ staff A 37-year-old man has been charged with murder in the 2003 Chaves County death of his then estranged wife, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District attorney’s office. According to the release: Ramon Bravo, who was arrested Monday without incident, faces life in prison if convicted. • Susan Amos-Bravo, 27, […]

Police: Three arrested for attempting to transport meth

CNJ staff Three people were arrested Wednesday after police said they tried to transport methamphetamines into Clovis. Aleasha Shober, 29, Charles Landon Bannister, 27, both of Clovis, were arrested in Texico after agents with the Region V Drug Task Force stopped the vehicle they were driving, said a press release from the Curry County Sheriff. […]

Clovis woman charged with trying to smuggle drugs into jail

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis woman accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail faces multiple felony charges. Jessica Barton is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to bring contraband into jail, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said investigators learned Barton was involved in a […]

Clovis man charged in non-fatal shooting

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James Fitzpatrick, 61, of Clovis is charged with shooting his neighbor in the neck Wednesday night and injuring another woman. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 61-year-old Clovis man is charged with shooting his neighbor in the neck Wednesday night and injuring another woman. The victim, Sandra Bousquet, 36, was in stable condition Thursday […]

Police: Man charged after attempting to hide drugs under overpass

CNJ staff An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered […]

Man, pregnant woman arrested for drug trafficking

CNJ staff A pregnant woman and a 21-year-old man were arrested Tuesday for trafficking cocaine. Mariella Ceballos, 25, and Jake Linares, both of Muleshoe, are being held at the Curry County Detention Center on $35,000 bond each. Agents with the Region V Drug Task Force their vehicle on U.S. 60/70/84 after an investigation indicated they […]

Three charged in Portales break-in

Freedom New Mexico Three Portales residents have been arrested for breaking into a home, taking items and spraying tear gas on a 26-year-old woman and two girls, ages 5 years and 6 months, according to a news release from the Portales Police Department. According to police, the incident happened Monday in the 1900 block of […]

Two arrested in stabbing

Two men were arrested Monday night following a stabbing at a Clovis convenience store. Charles Jordan Jr., 19, and Abrey Fallis, 18, of Clovis were arrested by Clovis police. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department, witnesses at the Stripes convenience store on South Prince Street and Mabry Drive said they broke up […]

Charge filed in fatal fight

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Courtesy photo Lucio Ramirez, 22, of Portales is charged with hitting Marvin Silva, 34, of Belen in the head with a hammer. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales man is charged with aggravated battery in a fight that led to the stabbing death of 25-year-old Marco Bonilla of Portales. But police said Thursday […]

Teen leads police on high-speed chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An unlicensed 15-year-old girl led Clovis police on a high-speed pursuit through town and into the county Monday night before crashing into a drainage ditch. The teen is charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing, aggravated assault on a police officer and assault on a police officer in […]

Detention officer fired, charged with battery

CNJ staff A 19-year-old detention officer was fired from the Curry County jail and is charged with battery after police said he started a fight with an inmate. Nikelas Zamora was arrested and released on an appearance bond Friday, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation was launched after […]

Police find 58 pounds of pot

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man and Lovington woman face felony charges after police say they caught the pair Thursday with 58 pounds of marijuana. Davis Howl, 42, and Melissa Flowers, 39, are charged with distribution of marijuana, according to Portales Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Bond was set at $50,000 each. Both were jailed in […]

Inmate charged in smuggling case

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged with two felonies for getting his girlfriend to smuggle narcotics into the jail for him. Michael Padilla was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit trafficking and criminal solicitation to commit a felony, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Padilla is being held without bond. […]

Two teens arrested in Monday shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis ambulance carrying a male gunshot victim pulls away from a residence on Calhoun Street on Monday afternoon. Police said they are working to identify the victim and the location where the shooting occurred. CNJ staff story Two teenagers were arrested and charged Tuesday for the shooting a 28-year-old […]

Clovis woman charged with embezzlement arrested second time

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis woman charged in December with embezzling money from bank accounts of handicapped people was arrested a second time, accused of taking more than $76,000 from bank accounts and local businesses. Dawn Lebow, 44, was charged Tuesday with 66 counts of forgery and 66 counts of embezzlement. She […]

Portales couple charged with child abuse

Freedom New Mexico A Portales couple is in jail, charged with abusing their 10-year-old daughter. Mern and Athena Shepard, both 33 years old, are charged with felony abuse of a child, according to a press release from Portales police. They are being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on $5,000 bonds. A school referral […]