Weekly update: Nov. 20

Inmate was allowed to work

Police looking for jail inmate

CNJ staff A Curry County jail inmate is on the loose after a mental health facility in Roswell released him, according to a press release received by fax Thursday from County Manager Lance Pyle. Quran Wiggins was taken Oct. 7 from the jail to Sunrise Mental Health Center for treatment, the release said. He was […]

Clovis’ Wiggins found not guilty in murder trial

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Lonzell Wiggins Jr. looks back at a family member Friday after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of Gary Gill. The jury deliberated three hours before returning the verdict in the five-day trial. By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Minutes after a […]

Clovis jury: Wiggins innocent of murder

Lonzell Wiggins Jr., has been found innocent of allegations he murdered a Clovis man in 2009. A Clovis jury returned the verdict about 2:30 p.m. Friday, three hours after deliberations began. Closing arguments ended about 11:20 this morning in Wiggins’ second-degree murder trial. Wiggins, 37, was charged with killing Gary Gill, 48, on Dec. 15, […]

Judge declares mistrial in shooting trial

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks District Judge Stephen Quinn declared a mistrial Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Lonzell Wiggins after potential jurors saw Wiggins in handcuffs and shackles. Sharna Johnson A mistrial was declared Tuesday before a jury could be selected in the first-degree murder case of Lonzell Wiggins after potential jurors saw […]

Clovis beats Alamogordo 40-0 for Roanhaus’ 300th win

Eric Ronahaus’ 300th coaching career win at Clovis was much like his first 299. A powerful running game, a few passes and stout defense. Roanhaus is third all-time in footbal wins behind Jim Braley (310) and Bill Gentry (305). Quran Wiggins and Juan Rivas ran for two touchdowns each as the Wildcats beat visiting Alamogordo […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

King , Wilda

Wilda King Services: Have been held. Wilda Nell “Todd” King, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 22, 1925, in Nowata, Okla., to Byrd and Bessie Nell Wiggins. She married Weldon King on May 24, 1955, in San Antonio Texas. They have been the owners of […]

Boone, Wanda

Wanda L. Boone, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.   She was born June 8, 1923, in Big Creek, Okla., to Byrd and Nell Nelson Wiggins.  She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She worked for Bennie Nieves for many years at New Mexico Roofing and Sheet […]

Wiggins, Almaretta

Almaretta Wiggins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Almaretta “Retty” Growdon Wiggins, 94, of Gardnerville, Nev., formerly of Ranchvale, died Dec. 14, 2002, at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. She was born on Sept. 17, 1908, in Oronogo, Mo., to Frank L. and Maude Weathers Growdon. As an infant her family moved by […]

Zia ousts Roosevelt County

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Quran Wiggins pitched a complete-game three-hitter, and Clovis Zia took advantage of Roosevelt County errors for a surprisingly easy 7-2 victory on Tuesday in a losers’ bracket game of the 9-10-year-old Tri-County Minor League all-star tournament at Rotary Park. Zia will play tonight against Quay County in a 7 p.m. game […]