CHS student facing assault charge

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High student was arrested Thursday for assaulting a school security officer, according to incident report from the Clovis Police Department. According to the report: l The student punched the officer when he was trying to break up what appeared to be a fight between two students, knocking the officer down. […]

Sheriff’s office investigating inmate death

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Freedom New Mexico Slightly more than 4 1/2 hours after he was in court Monday facing felony child abuse charges, Darrell Lewis of Clovis was found hanging by the neck in his cell at the Roosevelt County jail, County Manager Charlene Hardin said Thursday. Lewis, 22, died Tuesday at a Lubbock Hospital in what she […]

Clovis men facing felony charge for wire thefts

Curry County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday said the arrests of two Clovis men ends a string of thefts from local farmers that began in June. Dustin Martin, 35, and Lyle Gant, 57, are each charged with three third-degree felony counts of larceny, two fourth-degree felony counts of larceny, and one misdemeanor count of larceny. They […]

Elida mayor facing felony charge

Freedom New Mexico Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, 45, has been charged in what Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officials described as a domestic dispute with his girlfriend June 25 at their home. Dixon, arrested July 2, is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and four misdemeanors — battery against a household member, interference with communications, negligent […]

People in charge of own destinies

“Ours is not to wonder why, ours is but to do and to die.” This, a quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade,” scarcely describes the attitude of entirely too many people today. According to a recent E-poll (admittedly, a view which may be slanted), the attitude characterizing many U.S. citizens currently […]

Portales doctor acquitted on one drug charge; guilty on another

Staff and wire reports A federal jury in Albuquerque this week acquitted a Portales physician of illegally dispensing methadone to a man who died of a drug overdose in 2008. Arnold Sotello, 36, was found dead in an Amarillo motel Sept. 22, 2008. But the jury convicted Dr. Patricia J. Green on a second charge […]

Tucumcari woman facing burglary charge

PNT Staff Reports A Tucumcari woman has been arrested on charges of auto burglary, after two men said they caught her in the act. Beth Olguin-Romero, 19, of Tucumcari is charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony. According to police reports: • Officers were sent to the 700 block of West 18th Street about 3:40 a.m. […]

Portales man facing burglary charge

PNT Reports A Portales man is accused of burglarizing an acquaintance’s house and attacking the victim on the way out. Manuel Duran, 49, is charged with aggravated burglary, a third-degree felony, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said officers were called to the 500 block of […]

17-year-old Portales boy facing sexual assault charge

Freedom New Mexico A 17-year-old Portales boy was arrested Tuesday, accused of sexually assaulting a girl at Portales High School. Jesus Najera was arrested on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and taken to Curry County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Portales Police Department records. According to police reports: • On March 15, […]

Storm spotter course offered

Freedom New Mexico A pair of storm spotters trainning sessions will be held March 22. The Clovis session will be 1-4:30 p.m. at the Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 Connelly. The Portales session is 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 300 E. Seventh. There is no charge for either session. To sign up for […]

Portales boy facing weapons charge

A 15-year-old Portales boy faces a fourth-degree felony and a misdemeanor charge after bringing handgun parts and knives to school, according to Portales Police Department records. The boy is charged with unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises, a fourth-degree felony, and unlawful possession of a handgun, a misdemeanor. According to police records: […]

AFSOC leads charge against ‘nature-deficit disorder’

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Jacobs Kenny Hasbrouck, left, works on a team building activity with children at the outdoor classroom at the youth center in September at Hurlburt Field Fla. In November the classroom became the 29th Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation-certified Nature Explore classroom in the country. Hasbrouck is a […]

Short-handed Hounds win opener

Freedom New Mexico Clovis freshman Logan Turnbow drew a key charge late, then followed that with a putback to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men open their 2010-11 basketball season with an 81-76 victory over NAIA member Northern New Mexico on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Junior guard Versia Hodges shot 12-of-20 from the floor, […]

Dora man not charged in shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County grand jury decided Friday not to charge a Dora man involved in the August shooting death of Kenneth Glasscock, 44, said District Attorney Matt Chandler. According to law enforcement officers, Glasscock and the other man were fighting with a weapon involved when the second man’s wife came out of […]

McGee: Corrections officers deserve salute

One of our area jails has a new guy in charge. That can’t be an easy job. I mean, on one hand you’re basically working for a committee, and on the other, you’re sitting on top of what is, for all intents and purposes, a pressure cooker. I had a brief career as a corrections […]

Student facing felony charge for bringing knife to school

A Portales High School student accused of carrying a knife to school is facing a felony charge. According to Portales police records, officers were requested at Lindsey/Steiner Elementary around 7:55 a.m. Thursday on a complaint about an unruly student on Bus 20. According to police reports: • Officers discovered a 16-year-old female had a knife […]

Portales past: Aug. 11, 1955

Aug. 11, 1955: Burglars had obtained an undetermined amount of narcotics after breaking into the Booth Prescription Pharmacy. The pharmacist in charge said the burglars took only older types of narcotics, leaving the newer kinds.

Police analyzing autopsy results of fatal crash

PNT staff report Portales police have autopsy results for a 71-year-old woman who died after being struck by a vehicle Oct. 30. Police said Thursday they are expecting to decide whether to charge the driver in a matter of days. Trevor Nuckols, 16, of Portales, was identified as the driver of the pickup truck that […]

Commission considers charge for utility cuts

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Roosevelt County is proposing fees for road cuts to access utility lines, but utility service providers are concerned about the costs. County Road Supervisor Ricky Lovato on Tuesday presented commissioners with a proposal that the county require a permit and payment to cut into county roads or easements to […]

Couple indicted on child abuse charges

PNT staff A Portales couple accused of depriving a 10-year-old girl of food has been indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury on a felony charge of child abuse. The indictment was handed down Friday against Mern and Athena Shepherd, both age 33, in the case of Mern’s daughter. According to the indictment both adults […]