Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide

State Police arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Ms. Shirley Pacheco. Ms. Pacheco was found dead at her residence on July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along with Murder, Mr. Randall Jones is also being charged with Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy to […]

Madonda arraigned in Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel was arraigned Tuesday in the Quay County Magistrate Court. Muziwokuthula Madonda appeared before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett via closed circuit television from the Quay County Detention Center. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and one count of tampering with […]

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. […]

Mother and daughter charged in connection with theft of gift cards for foster children

By QCS Staff Correction: The suspect in the theft is employed by the Aging and Long Term Care Agency. The suspect’s employer was reported incorrectly in an earlier online version.

Don’t let science shake your faith

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist On April 7, Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News Anchor, recapped three of the week’s stories he thought might shake some people’s faith in God. I found more information on the news stories at the NBC Nightly News Web site (www.msnbc.com). The first story reported how some oceanographers speculate that […]

Local law enforcement receives Federal grant

By QCS staff Local law enforcement agencies are nearly $20,000 richer, thanks to a grant from the federal government. Part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant program, the $19,679 for the area will be shared by the Quay County sheriff’s department and Tucumcari police department and must be used to fund initiatives regarding evidence, according […]

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 […]