Airman sentenced to 12 years in death

By Mike Linn: CNJ NEWS EDITOR Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Cannon Air Force Base airman to 12 years in prison in connection with the December 2002 death of her 15-month-old son. Alesia Thomas, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 18 years after entering an Alford plea — maintaining […]

Judge’s stock holdings delay nursing home trial

By Darrell Todd Maurina District Judge Joe Parker on Friday afternoon withdrew from a hearing on whether the state should continue to control Buena Vista Nursing Home. Ten minutes before the hearing was scheduled to begin, attorneys for American Heritage Bank petitioned to intervene in the case between the New Mexico Department of Health and […]

Homicide cases still active within courts

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter says the only recent unsolved homicide in Curry County is that of J.C. Tucker, who was shot to death at his business near Cannon Air Force Base on Sept. 4, 2003. The following cases are still working their way through the court […]

Moore, Alvin R. Jr.

Alvin R. Moore Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin R. Moore Jr., 57, of Melrose, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Portales, to Macie and Alvin R. Moore. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1964. He served his […]

Car chase ends in DWI charge

Cops and Courts A late Thursday night police chase through Clovis streets led to the arrest of Randal Pruitt, 40, of Clovis, on a number of charges including driving while intoxicated. According to a police press release, Officer Brian Encinas attempted to stop Pruitt’s vehicle about 11 p.m. Thursday for speeding on the 900 block […]

Talley, Edna Jeannine

Talley, Edna Jeannine Services: Have been held. Edna Jeannine Talley, 75, of Clovis died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Pomery, Ohio, to Pearl and Bertha Parker. She was raised in Pomeroy and graduated Pomeroy High School. Her marriage to Harold Talley, an Air Force […]

Clovis lawyer named to bench

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Joe Parker was appointed to the 9th judicial district bench by Gov. Bill Richardson Gary Mitchell When Ramona Parker found out the governor appointed her husband, Joe, to fill a vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court bench, she realized she had just lost her job. Ramona Parker is her husband’s bookkeeper and business manager […]

Orlik, Parker finalists to fill vacant judge’s seat

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis attorneys Robert S. Orlik and Alvin Joe Parker are finalists to fill a vacant judge’s seat in the district court that serves Curry and Roosevelt counties. The two were selected from among six candidates by a special panel that met Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. The next step for […]