Portales man charged in Monday’s homicide

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Freedom New Mexico staff photo: Karl Terry Isaac Montano II was charged Tuesday with robbery and an open count of murder in connection with the stabbing death of 69-year-old Don Chapman. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 46-year-old Portales man has been arrested in connection with the Monday stabbing death of a 69-year-old man. […]

Indictment in Causey homicide

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today Billy Joe Watson, age 44, was indicted by a Roosevelt County Grand Jury this afternoon.

Fugitive to be featured on TV

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Courtesy photo Noe Torres is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2005 shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. CNJ staff Clovis homicide fugitive Noe Torres will be included in Saturday’s television broadcast of “America’s Most Wanted,” show producers said.

Homicide suspect featured on America’s Most Wanted

Clovis, NM:

Police investigating Clovis connection to Amarillo homicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Amarillo police are investigating the possibility of a Clovis connection to a recent homicide in Amarillo. A 45-year-old Clovis man called local police Monday after he saw an evening news story that reported painted quarters were connected to an Amarillo homicide, according to a report filed by Clovis police. […]

Homicide defendant gets 36 years for robberies

CNJ STAFF A Clovis teen was sentenced to 36 years for robbery charges connected to the homicide of a Clovis man, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

Homicide defendant sentenced to 36 years for robberies

Year-old homicide remains unsolved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer One year after 36-year-old Emmett Salisbury’s body was found in his Clovis secondhand store, police say they are no closer to making an arrest in the homicide. Salisbury was shot once in the chest approximately 12 hours before his body was discovered by his partner on Jan. 8, 2007. […]

Victims remembered

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Sandra Valdez helps her son Hugo Ochoa Jr., 3, decorate a Christmas tree with an ornamental angel bearing the name of his father, Hugo Ochoa. Ochoa was shot and killed in 2006 outside of his Clovis home. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Paula Rodriguez of Clovis fought through her […]

Arrest made in Tucumcari homicide

By Chelle Deleney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — State police arrested a man in connection with the death of a 60-year-old motel employee Wednesday at the Microtel Inn. State Police Sgt. Andrew Tingwall said James Benuska has been charged with an open count of murder in the death of Nancy Archibeque of Tucumcari. Investigators believe she […]

Infant death investigated as homicide

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Law enforcement officials said Wednesday the cause of death of a 9-month-old girl last week was blunt force trauma and the case is now being pursued as a homicide. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said a preliminary report from the New Mexico Office of […]

Man wanted for harboring suspect turns himself in

A Clovis man sought by police for harboring a homicide suspect turned himself in to police around noon today, Clovis Capt. Patrick Whitney said. As of 2:30 p.m. Ivan Vasquez was being booked at the Curry County Adult Detention Center, jail officials said. The 48-year-old is charged with a felony count of harboring a felon, […]

Clovis teen charged with shooting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis grand jury indicted a Clovis teen Friday on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Albert Ramirez, 18, is also charged with three counts of tampering with evidence. Eladio Robledo died at Plains Regional Medical […]

Arrest made in homicide

CNJ STAFF Clovis police on Sunday morning arrested a man wanted in connection with Thursday’s homicide. Albert Ramirez, 18, was arrested without incident at 714 W. 13th Street, Apartment A, police said, about 8:30 a.m. He’s accused of shooting Eladio Robledo, 39, who died on Thursday afternoon. Police believe Ramirez shot Robledo, the boyfriend of […]

Defense attorney wants new trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The defense attorney for a 31-year-old Clovis man convicted of first-degree murder contends his client’s rights were violated when police recorded his phone conversations from jail without his knowledge, according to court records. James Klipstine Jr. filed a six-page motion Thursday in the 9th Judicial District Court asking for […]

Cops and Courts: Pair charged in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Two Clovis teens were indicted Friday for charges related to robberies outside a store owned by homicide victim Emmett Salisbury the night he was shot and killed, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney. Larry McClendon, 19, and Anthony Wallace, 18, are each charged with two counts of robbery, […]

Letters to the Editor: Weather warrants more equipment, care

Regarding the city of Clovis’ performance in combating the weekend snow: Public Works Director Harry Wang said he feels the town has done a good job dealing with the snow. Apparently neither Wang nor the Public Works Department drove down the majority of side streets in town. I would think with the changing weather pattern […]

Clovis death ruled homicide

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Clovis police Detective Antonio Bosque places evidence markers outside a store on East Grand where a Clovis man was shot and killed Monday. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Monday’s death of a 36-year-old Clovis store owner has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy determined he died of a single […]

Death ruled homicide

CNJ staff The death of a 36-year-old Clovis store owner Monday has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy determined he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, officials said today. Emmett Salisbury’s body was found by a friend around 1 p.m. Monday inside E’s Enterprises at 701 E. Grand Ave. The bullet […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Homicide victims honored during holiday

ANGELS BEARING THE NAMES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS were hung on a Christmas tree and a candle lit as each name was read aloud. About 100 angels now dangle from the tree, each representing a loss to surviving family and friends. THE SIXTH ANNUAL MEMORIAL TREE of the New Mexico Survivors of Homicide was decorated Tuesday […]