Police: Clovis man on job at time of stabbing

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man charged in a stabbing Saturday at Wal-Mart was working at the time of the altercation. Police said the incident was part of an ongoing feud. Guadalupe Murillo, 28, charged with aggravated battery, is being held at the county jail on $20,000 bond, jail officials said. Carlos Lopez, 26, was […]

Texas man arrested for auto burglaries

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Hereford man is in custody in connection with nearly two dozen auto burglaries Tuesday in north Clovis. Balentine Martinez Murillo Jr., 25, was arrested by Curry County Sheriff’s deputies around 7 p.m. Tuesday following a high-speed pursuit, according to police. He is being held on a $50,000 cash […]

Gunshot victim arrested for earlier exchange of gunfire

CNJ staff The victim of a gunshot wound was arrested Wednesday night upon his release from the hospital for his role in an exchange of gunfire on a city street a day earlier, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Police believe Benardo Rodriguez, 36, of Clovis was standing in a driveway in the vicinity of […]

Rams ousted by district rival Lovington

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Once again for the Portales Rams, it was close but no cigar against District 4-3A rival Lovington. The No. 1-seeded Wildcats, the only one of the top 10 seeds to reach the semifinals in the 16-team Class 3A baseball tournament, spoiled the Rams’ bid to make it to the championship game […]

Anaya, Richard

Richard Leo Anaya , 47, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 22, 1958, at Ashiya Air Force Base, Japan, to Raymond and Jenny Anaya. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1982 as a boiler technician and served as a golf […]

Man sentenced in shooting

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Chris Meier gives an emotional statement to the widow of his victim shortly before being sentenced Monday to six years in prison. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A district court judge denied an impassioned plea for leniency and forgiveness and sentenced 20-year-old Chris Meier to six years in prison Monday […]

Slaying suspect pleads guilty

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The second of three men charged in the January 2004 killing of Carlos Murillo of Clovis pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. Including a one-year firearm enhancement filed by the state, Santiago Calbert, 20, of Clovis faces a maximum of seven years in prison, prosecutors said. Sentencing is scheduled […]

Shooting accomplice receives 15 years

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 27-year-old Clovis man who prosecutors said orchestrated the shooting death of another Clovis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in an emotionally charged courtroom. Eric Duran pleaded guilty Monday to accessory to second-degree murder. First-degree murder and other lesser charges were dropped in exchange for […]

Homicide suspect’s bail request denied

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Curry County district judge on Thursday denied a bond-change request for a Clovis man charged with first-degree murder in connection with a January shootout that left one man dead. Eric Duran, 26, of Clovis, charged with driving a vehicle in which two passengers allegedly gunned down 27-year-old Carlos […]

Grand jury indicts three men in January homicide

Darrell Todd Maurina Three men were indicted Friday for murder by a Curry County grand jury in connection with the Jan. 4 shooting death of Carlos Murillo, 27, of Clovis, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter. Santiago Miguel Calbert, 19, Christopher Meier, 20, and Eric Duran, 26, all of Clovis, face charges of […]