Attack on detention officers under investigation

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 28-year-old Curry County inmate was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a peace officer Friday afternoon after he attacked two detention officers with a makeshift shank, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Police said Guadalupe Urquizo attacked the officers about 6 p.m. Thursday when the officers entered […]

Portales man sought in stabbing

Freedom New Mexico staff A warrant was issued Friday morning for the suspect in a Wednesday stabbing, according to police. Victor Sotelo, 25, of Portales, is wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, two counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping, Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sotelo is suspected of stabbing a 21-year-old […]

Law enforcement addresses safety fears

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The case of a home invasion this past week in which an elderly woman was brutally beaten has many residents uneasy and remembering two other seemingly-recent high profile incidents of violence against senior citizens. Although three suspects were arrested on Tuesday for the assault and battery against an 82-year-old […]

Six inmates charged in alleged beating

Freedom Newspapers Curry County Sheriff’s deputies charged six inmates at the Curry County Detention center Wednesday in connection with the July 19 battery of another 41-year-old inmate, according to an incident report. The men are each charged with one misdemeanor count of battery, and $500 was added to their respective bonds, the report said. Michael […]

Batteries gain second life

By Jim Lee Back in May I wrote about the car battery going dead. That got me thinking about why the car parts place wanted the old battery. The matter had to have some significance because I had to turn in the old battery to buy the new one. What would anybody want with a […]

Perks of living in P-Ville: Batteries included

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist I managed to get to the garage without tripping over the cat or forgetting where I was going. This time I remembered to open the garage door before putting the vehicle in motion and got into the car without banging my head. Things were really going my way that morning […]

Oct. 3 Public Record

The following divorces were incorrectly stated as being recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Terry Lynn Sherburne and Lisa Sherburne. The case before the court was involving custody matters. The two finalized their divorce 13 years ago. • Bernadine Cordova and Ray Cordova. The case before the court was involving custody matters. The […]

Public Record 9/14

The following divorces were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Tomasa and Joe Montoya were officially divorced on Sept. 8. The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Rojelio O. Orrantia, 24, of Tatum, and Janelle Pacheo, 23, of Cimarron. Juan S. Tovar, 20, and Jessica N. Licano, 20, […]