Sixth Clovis jail escapee caught, two still at large

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block of Pile Street. Acting on a tip, Clovis police responded to an apartment complex where they found England hiding behind a bed, [...]

Woman found dead at motel

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A female motel worker was found dead this morning at a Tucumcari motel on First Street, New Mexico State Police said. “We are investigating a homicide,” said Lt. Cleo Baker. The woman was an employee of the Microtel Inn on First Street, he said. Officers were stationed around the [...]

Most homicides in year for past 10 years

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In the first eight months of this year there have been three homicides in Tucumcari. It is the most homicides in any given year between 1997 and 2006, according to the most recent statistics available from the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. The stabbing homicide of Lucy [...]

Gunshot claims Tucumcari female, 21

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A 21-year-old Tucumcari woman was the victim of an apparent homicide on Tuesday, Tucumcari police said. Tiffany Throckmorton was shot Tuesday morning and died about an hour and 15 minutes later at the emergency room of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to a police news release. Throckmorton, [...]

Charge of vehicular homicide filed

By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Jimmy L. Ingram faces one count of homicide by vehicle in connection with the death of William Pangburn last November at the Country Inn Motel. Pangburn, the late owner of the motel, died Nov. 3 after police said he was struck in the motel parking lot by a vehicle driven [...]

Homicide investigation continues

TV Hagenah According to representatives of area law enforcement agencies, work is continuing in the homicide investigation of the death of Joanie Vance of rural Tucumcari which took place Tuesday evening, Jan. 20 at the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts on First Street around 5 p.m. “Investigating officers are working on it extremely hard,” said New [...]