Tucumcari chief too quick to act with stun gun

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said there were “a lot of issues” that led to his shooting a teenage girl with two Taser darts last week: She was running away from police, through traffic without looking, he said. She had committed a delinquent act, maybe even bloodied her mother’s lip. The chief [...]

Gun, ammunition sales on the rise

Chelle Delaney and Thomas Garcia The election of Barack Obama appears to have provided a stimulus package for gun makers and ammunition manufacturers. There are reports of increased ammo and gun sales nationwide and sales are also on the rise in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, according to retailers. “I’ve sold more this year [...]

Teen charged in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of two people with a pellet gun. If convicted of all the charges, she could face up to nine years in jail, said 10th Judicial District [...]

Juvenile arrested in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday in connection with two non-fatal shooting incidents with a pellet gun. One of the victims was shot in the eye and was treated on Tuesday night at Dan C Trigg Memorial Hospital, police said. The juvenile was charged with two counts of aggravated [...]

Medal of valor awarded for first time

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Patrolman D. Shane Strand was awarded the medal of valor on Thursday by the Tucumcari Police Department for risking his life to save fellow officers. It is the first time that the medal of valor has been given to a Tucumcari police officer in some time, or ever, said [...]

Tucumcari Middle School students face penalties for weapons violations

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari Middle School students this week were expelled or suspended for bringing weapons to school in separate incidents. Lt. Chuck Newman of the Tucumcari Police Department said all incidents are still under investigation and details were incomplete. One student was arrested Monday morning and charged with unlawful carrying of a [...]

Gun locks available

William Thompson Local owners of firearms can pick up free gun locks at the Tucumcari Police Station, the Logan Police Station and the Quay County Sheriffs Office. The free gun locks are now available due to the efforts of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Susie Moore, secretary for the Quay County Sheriffs Office, said the [...]