Two face felony drug charges

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Sgt. Mike Reeves, supervisor of the Region 5 Drug Task Force, far left, Brent Aguilar of the Clovis Police Department, middle left, and Captain Ron Hutchison of the Clovis Police Department, middle right, arrest Benjamin Selgado on Wednesday. Selgado is being charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, felony possession […]

Man dies after attempting to extinguish grass fire

CNJ staff A 79-year-old Curry County man died Monday after trying to extinguish a grass fire on his property. The fire ignited about 3:30 p.m. Charles Petty was pronounced dead at Plains Regional Medical Center after being transported there by ambulance for possible smoke inhalation, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. “Mr. Petty was attempting to extinguish […]

Escaped inmate captured

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Bobby Owen is back in custody after he slipped away from a detention officer early Sunday morning after he was taken to the hospital for injuries he received in a fall at the jail. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail inmate is back in custody after about 10 hours of freedom […]

Former Curry County undersheriff named Texico police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bowman lost his bid for Curry County Sheriff in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman has been hired as Texico’s police chief. Bowman was selected Tuesday night and will take the department’s reins Monday, according to City Personnel Director Doug Scioli. Scioli said […]

Sheriff’s department: No injuries in deputy crash

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Patrolman Bryan Conner, state police, investigates a crash just after 2 p.m. Saturday between a Curry County Sheriff’s patrol unit and pickup truck. Deputy Erica Romero was driving the car at the intersection of State Road 209 and Curry Road 16. CNJ staff No one was injured when a Curry […]