Court escape fails

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Marcos Cerda is detained by police on Axtell Street Thursday after he led authorities on a chase through the streets east of Magistrate Court. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 20-year-old inmate awaiting a preliminary hearing at Magistrate court managed to escaped custody Thursday only to be captured a […]

Newman case: Four in custody; one shot

CNJ Staff Four suspects are in custody, including one who was shot by police, in connection with last week’s suspicious deaths in Portales, officials said on Tuesday morning. A news release from District Attorney Matthew Chandler said a press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. today. Additional information was not immediately available. Portales residents Odis […]

Former ENMU student back in jail

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A former Eastern New Mexico University student, convicted of vehicular homicide last year, was back in court on Wednesday. This time, Tiffany Rodgers is accused of violating terms of her probation. Rodgers, 21, was convicted last summer in connection with the death of 15-year-old Matt Foley. She was sentenced to six […]

Police Blotter 8/6/04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a Clovis hospital on Wednesday evening in reference to a woman who was drunk, injured and attempting to take care of her 3-year-old granddaughter. Hospital officials called police because they didn’t believe the 71-year-old woman could care for her […]

Question and Answer

Don Burdine currently serves as administrator for the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Q: How long have you served as the county jail administrator? A: I’ve been here this time since Oct. 7, but I also served here from 1995-98. Q: What kind of background do you have, and how has that helped in your […]