04-04-09: Engagements, births and birthdays

Ready to wed…Robert and Molly Evetts, of Tucumcari, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Evetts, to Randy Watts of Sacramento, Calif. Julie is the granddaughter of the late Mary Margaret and Steiner Mason and the late Hansel and Vera Evetts. Randy is the son of Randy R. Watts of Chicago, Ill. and the late [...]

Kyle Evetts will not have third trial

QCS Staff A Tucumcari farmer and rancher accused of criminal sexual acts whose first two trials ended in hung juries will not be tried a third time, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Kyle Evetts, who was indicted by a grand jury in February 2004 on nine counts of criminal sexual contact [...]

Hung jury in trial

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Prosecutors express disappointment in outcome. The retrial of Kyle Evetts on child-molestation charges ended in a hung jury Friday. Prosecutor Donald Schutte said he was unsure whether the state could try Evetts again. “We will meet with the judge next week to decide if we can try the [...]

Judge declares mistrial in sexual contact case

William Thompson Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, 10th Juducial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial in the Kyle Evetts case. Evetts faced nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision after almost six hours of deliberation. The jury foreman, Russell Feerer, said the jury was [...]

Case goes to jury

William Thompson Tenth Judicial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell told jurors in the Kyle Evetts case to come back to Quay County Courthouse Monday at 9 a.m. to continue deliberation. Jurors began deliberation around 5 p.m. Friday. At 9 p.m. Friday the judge decided to give the jurors the weekend off. Evetts, a local farmer [...]

Sexual contact trial begins

William Thompson Kyle Evetts, the local rancher and farmer charged with nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, finally got his day in court Tuesday as opening arguments were presented in the Quay County Courthouse. Tenth Judicial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell told jurors he expects the trial to be completed by the [...]

Sexual contact trial set for Aug 30

William Thompson Local rancher Kyle Evetts will stand trial in Tenth Judicial District Court Aug. 30. Evetts is facing nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In a pre-trial hearing Aug. 18, Judge Ricky D. Purcell addressed whether testimony regarding the complaining witness’ previous sexual history could be presented in court. “I’m not [...]

Dismissal sought in case

William Thompson Hal Greig, attorney for local rancher Kyle Evetts, has filed a motion in 10th Judicial District Court to dismiss all criminal sexual charges levied against his client. Evetts was indicted in February on nine counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor. The alleged acts were to have occurred between June 1989 and [...]