Jesus real reason for being good

Someone recently told me he was most scared of going to jail. When I looked at him incredulously he said, “I know, I should be most scared of hell, but I’ve been to jail.” Apparently, that wasn’t a pleasant experience for him and I think that within humane constraints, jail and prison should not be [...]

Postcard gives peek into town’s history

Thanks to James Crocker, I am now the proud owner of an early day post card, which contains a picture of the construction gang at work on the new jail here in town. The post card was sent from here on June 22, 1910, to Mrs. L.E. Davenport in Crowell, Texas. In the event any [...]

Pacheco homicide suspect released from jail, awaits court date

A suspect in the Shirley Pacheco homicide was released Tuesday from the Quay County Detention Center and now awaits her court date in the Tenth Judicial District Court. According to court documents: •

Clovis police nab jail escapee

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The seventh of eight escaped inmates was captured Monday night after a citizen spotted 19-year-old Louis Chavez in a Clovis grocery store, according to police. Chavez was captured without incident in a vehicle outside Lowe’s grocery store on 14th Street, according to Police Capt. Patrick Whitney.Whitney said a citizen [...]

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, [...]

Officials release Curry County jail investigative report

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Inmates who escaped from the Curry County jail last month may have gained freedom with a key swiped from guards who were busy with plumbing repairs. There is no indication the eight inmates who escaped received intentional help from jail staff, District Attorney Matt Chandler said after reviewing a [...]

Clovis seeking jail administrator

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS – Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the position of Curry County Adult Detention Center administrator would be opened for applicants Wednesday. Pyle said he has also appointed Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Bessette as interim assistant administrator. Pyle said he decided to post the position because, “it’s [...]

Happy is the heart that’s at the right place

By Ryn Gargulinski When it comes to escaping, soap heads are so passé, however cute they may appear on the tour of Alcatraz. Several soap heads were made by inmates to fool guards and give them time to break out of “The Rock” and most likely plunge to their deaths — in the angry, icy [...]

Jaramillo released

QCS Staff Fred Jaramillo III, 23, was released at about 5 p.m. on Thursday on $10,000 bond, a jail official confirmed late last night. Jaramillo had been in the Quay County Detention Center since he was arrested June 13 on charges of purchasing alcohol for five minors, including 12-year-old Augustine Montiel, who drowned May 18 [...]