Court dispositions 7/27

Recent dispositions recorded in 9th District Court: –Carl Haskins found guilty by jury trial of false imprisonment, robbery, battery on a household member and assault on a household member. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to concurrent terms totaling seven years in state prison with credit for 306 days served and $100 DNA […]

Court dispositions 7/20

The following dispositions have been filed recently in Curry County courts: District Court –Johnny Stonelake pleaded guilty to battery, a petty misdemeanor. Sentenced to 181 days imprisonment with credit for 181 days served. Kathy Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served, all but […]

Court dispositions 7/13

The following dispositions have been filed in Curry County courts: District Court — Michael G. Morrison, 44, pleaded guilty June 6 to possession of methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to five years and six months in state prison, with credit for 198 days served and final 18 months […]

Court dispositions 6/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in 9th Judicial District Court: — Albert Joseph Armijo, 21, pleaded guilty June 11 to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), both fourth-degree felonies. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on three years supervised probation with special conditions of six months inpatient […]

Court dispositions 6/22

Here are recent dispositions recorded in 9th Judicial District Court: — Bryan H. Chavez, 22, pleaded guilty June 6 to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a third degree felony. Sentence deferred for two years and placed on two years supervised probation with special conditions of drug rehabilitation, $275 restitution and costs, […]

Judge on duty 24-7

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By Mike Linn PORTALES — Magistrate Judge Jane Martin relaxed at her desk after work last week and noted that her job is not just a black-robed affair filled with weekday gavel pounding and sentencing of lawbreakers. In fact, Martin said she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in […]

Jail overcrowding cuts into county coffers.

Jack King State financial woes and increased mandatory sentences for some offenses are contributing to overcrowding in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, said Detention Center Administrator Don Burdine and County Manager Geneva Cooper. In turn, overcrowding at the jail is contributing to a county budget shortfall and cutting into its indigent care fund, they […]