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 holds off Dexter

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari came up with a big play when it needed it to hold off Dexter 21-20 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Dexter senior quarterback Daniel Fuller scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left and the Demons (0-7) were an extra point away from tying the No. 8-ranked Rattlers (5-2). […]

Ingram waives hearing rights

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girfriend has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in Quay County Magistrate Court. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett at 2 p.m. Thursday. Garnett ordered Ingram bound over for trial in district court. […]

O.B. Coffey

O.B. Coffey Services: Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. O.B. Coffey, 68, of Logan died Sept. 15, 2006. He was the youngest of 12 children born to […]

Schallert wins Democratic sheriff primary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Undersheriff Joe Schallert won Tuesday’s primary and will the Democratic candidate for the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. He will face Republican candidate James L. Witcher in the November general election. Witcher ran unopposed and won 251 votes. The winner will replace Jack Huntley, who will leave after […]

Former law enforcement officials square off

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about the upcoming Quay County primary elections. Today’s story focuses on the Democratic primary for the county’s magistrate judge position between Joel Garnett, Wayne Thibodeaux and Dennis Townsend. A history in law enforcement and a determination to be […]

Former Quay County Sheriff raises greyhounds

William Thompson Joel Garnett, former Quay County Sheriff, raises greyhounds on his 23-acre greyhound farm east of Tucumcari. Garnett trains the sleek dogs for racing on greyhound tracks throughout the U.S. Garnett said greyhound breeding and racing can be a profitable venture. “You can make a lot of money from racing and selling the dogs,” […]