Murder suspect waives right to arraignment

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The attorney representing murder suspect James Smith waived his client’s right to an arraignment hearing in district court on Wednesday. The Clovis dentist was arrested Tuesday and charged with killing Laura McNaughton, a single mother of two girls. McNaughton’s nude body was found by hunters on Dec. 10 in a ditch […]

Video system will ease court transports

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Once just a cool tool used in science fiction flicks, the video conference system has now made its way to the Portales Municipal Court. The new video system will allow Municipal Judge Fred Arnold to arraign inmates incarcerated at the Roosevelt County Detention Center from his […]

Roswell man’s arraignment rescheduled for Monday

PNT staff The arraignment of a Roswell man accused of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of a two-week-old baby was postponed Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict. Brian Moshier, 40, is charged with homicide by vehicle involving driving while intoxicated, knowingly leaving the scene of an accident result in death, and tampering with […]