Man convicted in 2010 bank robbery

CNJ STAFF A Tucumcari man who has spent three years in jail awaiting his day in court was found guilty Tuesday of a pair of charges from a 2010 Melrose bank robbery. A Curry County jury deliberated for about 80 minutes before finding Marcos Maestas, 23, guilty of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed [...]

Police: Burglary reports dropping off

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER After a string of burglaries affected several Clovis neighborhoods last month, the number of breaking and entering reports has leveled off, according to reports from the Clovis Police Department. The city’s virtual crime reports map detailed 49 calls for breaking and entering violations between May 6 and May [...]

Police blotter — June 14

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Wednesday Caller reported: • 3:53 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 7:52 a.m.: Battery report, 900 block of Sheldon Street. • 8:22 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 200 block of Hall Street. • 8:48 a.m.: Missing person, [...]

Muleshoe man escapes briefly following life sentence

A convicted killer stole 40 seconds of freedom after being sentenced to life in prison Friday when he escaped while being escorted from district court in Muleshoe. Daniel A. Cardon Jr., 50, who was convicted earlier in the day by a Bailey County jury of gunning down his estranged wife, broke free from police and [...]

Officers conducting warrant roundup

Dozens of state law enforcement officers began an effort Tuesday to search for more than 100 fugitives who have failed to appear on felony cases over the last decade, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District. Each person on the search list has been arrested, indicted and released from jail, then later failed [...]

Clovis woman arrested for drug charges

A Clovis woman was arrested Tuesday on charges connected to trafficking cocaine. Sharon Kirven, 36, of Clovis, has been charged with trafficking cocaine, tampering with evidence, criminal solicitation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to a release from the Curry County Sheriff's Office: Investigators were monitoring Kirven's telephone activity while she was [...]

Police Blotter - May 16, 2020

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 12:25 a.m.: Situation check, 1100 block of Apollo Court. 12:41 a.m.: Disorderly conduct, 1100 block of Apollo Court. 1:00 a.m.: Public affray, 300 block of Dawn Loop. 1:08 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 400 block of Rosewood Drive. 1:13 a.m.: Domestic in [...]

Clovis man found guilty of child porn charges

A 58-year-old Clovis man faces 33 years in prison after a jury convicted him Friday on multiple counts of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said the jury took about half an hour to convict William Marquis, who had been free on bond. Marquis was taken into custody after [...]

Jury hands down murder indictment

A grand jury returned a first-degree murder indictment Friday against Daniel Murrell III, 23, of Clovis, who is accused of inflicting fatal injuries during the robbery and beating of 61-year-old Joe Garcia, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Murrell is accused of being the ringleader behind two muggings in January that injured Garcia and 82-year-old [...]

Man cited after gun goes off inside car

A 34-year-old Clovis man was cited after his .40 caliber handgun went off inside his car while parked outside Subway and LA Nails on east 21st Street, according to Clovis police. The incident happened April 15. Police released a report Friday. The man told officers the gun accidentally fired as he was unloading a clip [...]