Local woman facing forgery charges

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari Police Department investigation into counterfeit money led to the arrest a local woman, who has been charged with 18 felonies. On Friday, police arrested Shari Evans, 39, of Tucumcari, said Officer Reyes Gonzales. Gonzales said a search warrant was issued for Evans’ residence, where police found several items of interest. “There […]

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 […]

Tucumcari man indicted on child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography.

Tucumcari man sentenced in bank robbery

Russell Anglin One of four men police say was chased down by a daring bank executive is facing 12 years in prison for robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose. Santos Preciado, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence, according to Ninth Judicial […]

Police arrest man in shooting

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with eight felony counts of shooting at a motor vehicle, and two misdemeanor charges of negligent use of a deadly weapon and resisting evading or obstructing an officer. Mikey Romero Jr., was arrested Monday night after he shot at a vehicle traveling on […]

Litigious animal groups inhumane

Baxter Black Attorneys for the Extreme Humane Society of the United Suers (X-HSUS) have filed suit in the San Francisco Court of Steals, Deals, Repeals and Conceals against Geico (Government Engineered Insurance Conspirators) for mistreatment, mental anguish and misrepresentation of reptiles. Conjugal charges involve impersonation of the British (a protected aboriginal group in western European […]

DUI charges refiled against Mesaslands’ president

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Charges of driving under the influence against Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry have been refiled in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. Pretrial proceedings are set to begin on Dec. 28 before Metro Court Judge Edward Benavidez, according to court records. Barry had been charged with DUI […]

Four arrested for distribution charges

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Four Quay County residents were arrested last weekend for felony distribution of marijuana. Ricky Sena, 33, Johnny Diaz, 34, Manuel “Nelson” Ramirez, 19, and Andrew Martinez, 18, all of Logan, were arrested by Logan police, Chief Bob Gore said. The arrests were the result of a four-month investigation by […]

Mayor’s animal cruelty court proceedings postponed

Freedom New Mexico A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to […]

Quinonez pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

By QCS Staff Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, plead not guilty to felony child molestation charges when he was arraigned Wednesday in