Madonda to stand trial in Tucumcari

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]