Officer arrested on assault charges

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Thomas Garcia State police say a Tucumcari police officer assaulted his wife over text messages to another man. Robert Vargas, a four year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department was arraigned Monday morning in the Quay County Magistrate Court on the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member. Vargas pleaded not guilty [...]

Two arrested, one sought in Tucumcari shooting

By QCS Staff Two Tucumcari men were arrested, and another who is considered armed and dangerous is being sought by police in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday, according to a press release from Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “The victim sustained blows from a baseball bat, two gunshot wounds to the left arm [...]