Chunn slaying became tale of conspiracy

Freedom New Mexico When Jimmy Bo Chunn’s body was found in his rural Causey home, no one could have guessed the story of the rancher’s shooting would turn into a twisted tale of conspiracy, a white supremacy group and murder for hire. Five years later, Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson — accused of […]

Portales jury: Watson not guilty in Chunn slaying

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File photo A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder Causey rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder […]

Watson murder trial handed over to jury

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson’s fate was handed over to a jury late Monday. Watson is accused of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood gang member to kill local rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. Attorneys finished final arguments earlier in the day and the jury had not reached a verdict […]

Residents relieved after arrests in Chunn case

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers With arrests made in a two-year-old murder investigation, Causey residents are expressing relief. At the same time they’re sobered by the fact that those accused lived in their tiny community. District Attorney Matt Chandler announced Monday that federal indictments had been handed down against two men from the Causey area. […]

Arrests made in 2005 killing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Rogers man has been charged with the 2005 death of a Causey rancher, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. A federal grand jury indicted Donald Taylor, 27, Monday on racketeering and murder charges in connection with the July 2005 death of 71-year-old Jimmy “Bo” […]

Chunn, Clovie

Clovie S. Chunn, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born to Thulia May and Scott L. Chunn on Nov. 11, 1908, in Tom Green County, Texas. He came to Elida in 1910 by covered wagon with his parents and older sister. In his early […]

Causey residents concerned about unsolved homicide

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Arthur Boyd looks out on the porch of his home in Causey Saturday evening. Boyd’s home is one of only about 20 in the close-knit community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. […]

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 […]

Police say arrest not related to homicide

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County officials investigating the death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn have arrested — on an unrelated charge — a man they believe was in the vicinity of Chunn’s home about the time he died, court records show. Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was arrested for a probation violation on July 8, the same […]

Causey residents unnerved by shooting

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Residents of Causey may have felt a little safer with the increased presence of law enforcement in their community, but simultaneously less safe due to the reason law enforcement is there — the shooting death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. Chunn, 71, was discovered July 8 shot in his home in […]

No arrests in connection with Causey death

Freedom Newspapers Law enforcement officials said Thursday night no arrests have been made in connection with last week’s death of Bo Chunn, a 71-year-old rancher whose body was found at his home in the village of Causey. Initial investigation revealed Chunn died of a single gunshot wound that came through his window, officials said. However, […]

Investigation continues in death

CNJ staff District attorney: Investigators ‘literally’ working around clock. The investigation into who shot Jimmy “Bo” Chunn continued Sunday, as sheriff officials continued interviews and state police concluded the on-scene investigation. As of Sunday, no one had been arrested in the death of the 71-year-old rancher, whose body was found Friday at his home in […]

Area rancher found dead

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The shooting death of longtime rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn has rocked the eastern New Mexico village of Causey. Chunn, 71, was found dead Friday morning in his home in downtown Causey, a town of about 50 sandwiched between Dora and the Texas state line. He died of a single […]

Chunn, Jimmy

Jimmy Chunn Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, of Causey died Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Pitchfork to Lola and Clovie S. Chunn. His family lived in Bledsoe, Texas, until 1946 when they moved to Arch. He was a member of the Class […]