20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide (Updated)

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QCS Staff A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — sworn affidavits filed by New Mexico State Police investigators — say Shirley Pacheco was found dead July 9, lying in a pool of blood next to […]

Man charged in Tucumcari killings wanted for two slayings in Ohio

QCSun staff New Mexico State Police said Friday that a man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel is also a suspect in two Ohio slayings. Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33 of Chicago, is awaiting extradition from Conroe, Texas. He is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the […]

Ingram given maximum allowed sentences

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QCSun Staff Judge Albert J. Mitchell of the 10th Judicial District Court ruled Tuesday that a Tucumcari man would serve the maximum allowed sentences for a string of felonies. Earl Moses Ingram was sentenced to a total of 31 years, six months in jail to be served consecutively. He was also sentenced to serve two […]

Barry’s DUI trial rescheduled

QCS Staff Pre-trial proceedings in the case against Mesalands Community College President Philip O. Barry were rescheduled again. Proceedings were set to begin Monday but were rescheduled for Feb. 3 in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. The proceedings have been rescheduled three times. Barry was arrested in October and charged with driving under the […]

Jury selection continues in child sex case

QCS Staff Jury selection continued Tuesday for a convicted Curry County sex offender charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari child. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, is charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. According to court documents, officers responded on Aug. 26, 2008, to […]

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 […]

Tucumcari man shot in neck

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man is charged with a shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to documents filed with the Quay […]

Mother and daughter charged in connection with theft of gift cards for foster children

By QCS Staff Correction: The suspect in the theft is employed by the Aging and Long Term Care Agency. The suspect’s employer was reported incorrectly in an earlier online version.

Local man charged with forgery

By QCS Staff A Tucumcari man, was arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court on Tuesday, charged with four counts of felony forgery (fourth degree) and one count of felony fraud (fourth degree). Christopher E. Murray, 31, of Tucumcari, was arrested on Nov. 26 and remains in the Quay County Detention Center with a $25,000 cash […]

Suspect in high-speed chase in jail

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An 18-year-old Texas man charged with armed robbery and fleeing from officers in a high-speed chase for more than 120 miles on Interstate 40 late Wednesday is being held in the Quay County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. Jonathan Colton Parsons of Granbury, Texas, is charged with armed robbery […]