Tucumcari woman ruled innocent of theft

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is innocent of allegations she tampered with evidence in connection with a 2008 theft of children’s gift cards from the Children, Youth and Families Department. Magistrate Judge Buddy Hall ruled in favor of Bernadine Gutierrez during an April 7 hearing at the Quay County Magistrate Court. […]

Tucumcari man’s trial postponed

QC Sun staff A Tucumcari man will face an attempted murder charge in connection with a June 1 shooting at Redwood Lodge, a state prosecutor told court officials on Monday. The defense attorney for Robert W. Wynashe asked that his client’s pre-trial hearing scheduled Monday be postponed so he’ll have time to defend against the […]

Tucumcari man charged with murder

QCSUN Staff A Tucumcari man has been charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy, a spokesman for the State Police said. Marcos Martinez, 22, is charged in connection with child’s death on Sept. 19, said State Police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia. He is being held without […]

Arrest made in connection with slaying in Portales

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES – A 46-year-old Portales man has been arrested in connection with the Monday stabbing death of a 69-year-old man.Police are citing robbery as a motive for the slaying of Don Chapman. A warrant for an open count of murder and robbery was signed by a Roosevelt County judge […]

Cochran takes plea in Montiel drowning case

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A 19-year-old Tucumcari woman has accepted a plea agreement in connection with a May 19, 2006 drowning of a 12-year-old boy that could put her in prison for nine years. Crystal Cochran pleaded guilty to conspiracy, to abuse of a child resulting in death, four charges of selling or […]

Memorial Services for Tom E. McCarty

Memorial Services for Tom E. McCarty will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Divine Connection Church (formerly, the Living Word Church) at 306 E. Tucumcari Blvd. Fred Caton, pastor of the Divine Connection, will officiate. Mr. McCarty of Tucumcari was born Feb. 8, 1938 and died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2007. The remains […]