Police: 26-year-old shot during apparent gang-related confrontation

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis homicide victim was shot in the head during an apparent gang-related confrontation, according to information released Wednesday by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Perez was shot April 13 during a confrontation “involving multiple gunshots” in the 900 block of South Valley Road, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Wednesday. Perez died […]

Thursday morning briefing: Gang talk, sexting and a strong arm

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. For parents Parents get the skinny on gangs, bullying, sexting, etc from local cops. It’s called the “Modern Day Parenting Presentation” 6 p.m. today at Marshall Middle School. Strong armed Eastern New Mexico University junior pitcher Anthony Smith of 29 Palms, Calif., is Lone Star […]

Parenting presentation to discuss technology, gang issues

CNJ staff A presentation on modern parenting 6 p.m. today at Marshall Junior High School is designed to help parents understand the technology being used by teens and gang issues they may be exposed to. Members of the Curry County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit and the Clovis Police Department’s gang unit will […]

Animated flicks get two thumbs up

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Police investigate stabbing, beating

CNJ staff Police are investigating what they believe to be the gang-related stabbing and beating of two men Saturday afternoon. Around 3 p.m., officers were called to 809 Jones Street. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said one subject received a minor stab wound and underwent surgery at Plains Regional Medical Center. Another subject was beaten with […]

April 3, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: My Name Is Earl Where: NBC When: 6 p.m. What it’s about: In the wake of being hit by a car, Earl slips into a coma and spirals into a bizarro sitcom world that includes an appearance by none other than Paris Hilton (appearing as herself). Meanwhile, the Camden County gang goes to extreme […]

Officials say Aryan Brotherhood not big in area

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Aryan Brotherhood is a white supremacist gang formed in San Quentin State Prison, Calif., in 1964. The group was initially founded as a way of protecting white inmates from other prisoners in the prison system but has expanded its influence outside the prison system, according to the U.S. […]

Feds: Aryan gang played role in 2005 Causey killing

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Roosevelt County farmer is accused of entering into a bargain with the Aryan Brotherhood to provide chemicals for methamphetamine production in exchange for the killing of rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, according to a federal indictment. Donald Taylor, 27, of Rogers is accused of shooting Chunn as a trade […]

Billy the Kid’s legend lives on long after his death

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In the fall of 1987 Maryln and Joe Bowlin, owners of the Billy the Kid Museum near Billy’s grave and what was left of the old Fort where Billy was killed, returned from Hico, Texas, mad as wet hens. They had seen Bob Hefner’s Billy the Kid Museum at the little […]

March 18, 1953

Police announced they had arrested 14 youth in a gang-related incident at Fourth and Main. The juveniles were armed with pop bottles, belt buckles, short lengths of chain, screw drivers, garden hose and knives. … A Clovis woman who lived at 409 W. First was recovering from a gunshot wound to her left arm. She […]

Inspirational sports movies overrated

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There’s one thing I’m looking forward to about 2007. It’s not the party I’m planning to celebrate the San Francisco 49ers’ seven-win season, and it’s not the 50-something credit card offers I’ll receive (I could have pooled all of my offered credit limits in 2006 and bought a $137,000 […]

Children first point in drug, gang prevention

By Doug Bowman: Guest columnist I am a lifelong, third-generation resident of Clovis and Curry County. I have been married to Peggy Kelley for eight years. Peggy is also a lifelong resident of Curry County. We have a little boy, Logan, who is 3 years old. We are proud members of the First Baptist Church […]

Stuck in the bone zone

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer It’s Georgia O’Keefe’s fault I have dead things in my yard. Mind you it’s not like I have rotting corpses and half-decayed brain clumps lounging about, but I have a fine collection of moldering skulls. I recall a bookmark of one of her paintings adorned with skulls and peonies. […]

Clovis police crackdown nets 40 arrests

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Police Department operation that focused on gang members and repeat criminal offenders resulted in 40 arrests Friday and Saturday, according to a department press release. The operation was part of a Clovis Safe Summer initiative. “Physically taking 40 drug users and gang members off the streets in […]

New district attorney promotes aggressive programs

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Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler is sworn in by Judge Joe Parker on Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Rick White) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New District Attorney Matt Chandler didn’t waste any time laying out his plans as the chief prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District on Monday after […]

Governor touts tougher DWI initiative

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Gov. Bill Richardson announces his public safety plan Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson was in town Thursday to speak with local citizens and officials about his 2005 public safety plan and legislative proposals. He arrived at the Clovis-Carver Library about 2 […]

Shooting suspect arrested

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Byron Logan By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested two men late Friday evening in connection with last month’s slaying of a 31-year-old Clovis man. Byron Logan, 22, of Clovis, was arrested without incident at his residence and is charged with an open count of murder in the death of Tony Parker. Parker […]

Police: Shooting may have been gang-related

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A shooting early Sunday morning that sent a Clovis man to a Lubbock hospital may have been gang-related, Clovis police say. Jaime Aragon, 21, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock after he was shot by unknown assailants about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, according to Detective Matthew Solari. The […]

Murder, she won’t find in Portales

By Mike Linn PORTALES — It’s a quarter till 2 on a Saturday morning and downtown Portales is in deep slumber. With the exception of truckers and the isolated university party, the city is as calm and serene as a Louisiana swamp at dusk. Travel 20 miles north on New Mexico Highway 70 and the view […]

Drive-by shooting suspects sought

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Clovis police search the parking lot of the Prince Lounge for evidence after a man was shot about 2 a.m. on Sunday. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Michelle Seeber Clovis police are searching for suspects involved in an early Sunday drive-by shooting that injured one man, Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department […]