Suit filed against owner of Sands Dorsey

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The owner of the Sands Dorsey building is being sued for damages by a neighboring property owner and business, according to documents filed in the 10th District Court. Robert Hengstenberg, owner of the Sands Dorsey building, is being sued by Donald C. Schutte and Ruth Nelson, both of Tucumcari, […]

09-01-07: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Tuesday l At 3 p.m., a male reported vandalism at a residence on South Eighth Street. An officer advised that a window on the east […]

Tucumcari woman slain

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By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering […]

‘Mock up’ of fatal Pacheco shooting staged on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Attorneys and investigators gathered on Tucumcari’s Main Street about 9 p.m. on Tuesday to revisit the scene where Albert “Jason” Pacheco was shot to death on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, 33, a martial arts fight promoter from Socorro, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to Pacheco’s death. […]

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 […]

Two local lawyers nominated for judgeship

By QCS Staff The District Court Nominating Commission met Thursday in Tucumcari and completed its evaluation of the two applicants for the vacancies on the 10th Judicial District Court nominees. The commission recommended two local attorneys to Gov. Bill Richardson: attorney Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Don Schutte, deputy district attorney. A vacancy on the […]

Burleson charged in shooting of Jason Pacheco

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by […]

Judge Purcell set to retire

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U.S. District Court Judge Ricky Purcell seemed a little out his comfort zone on Friday. He was sitting in the jurors box. Purcell sat quietly as court administrator Diane Ulibarri hosted a light roast for the 75 people who had gathered for the judge’s retirement party. Purcell who has served as judge for 15 and […]

Logan plays host to Ambassadors

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorn gym was alive with basketball once more this season. There were no seniors, juniors, sophomores or freshmen on the hardwood Thursday night. Instead, there were representatives of the Logan community who laced up for some hoops against the Harlem Ambassadors in an effort to aid in […]

Two men arrested for forging documents

By QCS Staff Two Mexican nationals were arrested on Thursday and charged with purchasing fraudulent documents in Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police Officer Steve Chacon said. Arrested were Miguel Angel Badillo-Trejo, 20, and Victor Paramo-Gusman, 24. Each was charged with having a forged or fictitious driver’s license and conspiracy to commit same, Chacon said. The […]