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 […]

Animal cruelty case against Mayor continued

QCS Staff 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 go […]

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 […]

Woman pleads guilty to theft of Christmas gift cards for foster kids

Chelle Delaney One of two Quay County women charged in the theft of Christmas card gift certificates for children in foster care pleaded guilty, told the court she sorry and was sentenced at an arraignment Monday. The other woman, her mother, pleaded not guilty. The case goes back to Christmas eve, when Jennifer Dominguez, 24, […]

01-24-2009: Warrants

By QCS Staff The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court. l Dianna Apodaca, 48, littering. Amount due $167l Courtney Herrera, 33, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense) and driver must be licensed. Amount due $495.l Jodi Romero, 34, embezzlement […]

01-14-2009: Warrants

The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court.

Mitchell wins bench in 10th District Court

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Chelle Delaney Albert J. “Scooter” Mitchell defeated incumbent Judge Donald C. Schutte. “I’m happy,” Mitchell said. Mitchell and his wife, Jeanette, and several supporters gathered at the Quay County Courthouse Tuesday night to check on the results. Republican Mitchell won with 3,118 votes, or 56 percent of the vote, compared to Democrat Schutte who garnered […]

Trial set in slaying of motel clerk

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The case against James Benuska, 39, who was arrested and charged in the slaying of a Tucumcari motel clerk last fall, was bound over Thursday for trial in district court. District Court Judge Don Schutte said there was probable cause to try the case in district court following testimony […]

Man abandons $205,950 after traffic stop

By QCS Staff Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop sign and […]

When court beckons, it’s best to answer

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Last week’s case of a Tucumcari woman who was handcuffed at her business because of a failure to pay fines illustrates that many people do not understand how the payment of fines works, and how important it is to appear in court when summoned, said Tucumcari city manager John […]