Madonda to stand trial in Tucumcari


QCSun staff A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel awaits extradition from Conroe, Texas. Muziwokuthula Madonda waived extradition Thursday morning in a Montgomery County courtroom, Montgomery County officials said. The Quay County Sheriff’s Office will travel to Conroe to transport Madonda back to Tucumcari where he will stand trial for two […]

Closing arguments expected Wednesday for Tucumcari man on trial for attempted murder


QCSUN Staff Closing arguments and final jury instruction have been set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, will now have to wait two days to hear the jury’s verdict after being charged with multiple felonies, including the attempted murder of Amber Simpson, […]

Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S.

Jury finds Barela guilty


Freedom New Mexico Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After less than two hours of deliberations, a Curry County jury found the 25-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence. The verdict came after Barela’s defense team conceded Barela was involved […]

Accused gunman in police shooting jailed


Thomas Garcia A man accused of shooting of an Arkansas police officer is being held in Tucumcari today on a $1 million bond after police say he turned himself in at San Jon port of entry. Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith , Ark. surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer Daniel Gonzales at […]

Tucumari mayor charged with animal cruelty

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor charge, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred […]

Man accused in nose biting arrested

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS – A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week.Joey Maes of Clovis is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue […]