District attorney declines re-election

QCS staff QCS staff After 12 years of serving as the Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves, has announced he will not seek re-election as district attorney and will retire at the end of his term in December. “I feel good about my decision to retire, particularly in light of the fact that the District [...]

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: •

Mitchell takes judge’s oath

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Chelle Delaney Chief Judge William Lang of the Second Judicial District administered the oath of office to Albert J. “Scooter” Mitchell, Jr. on Monday. Mitchell was sworn in as judge for the 10th Judicial District. “I hope I live up to your expectations and mine,” Mitchell said. “And if I don’t I’m sure some of [...]

Prosecution of Burleson case turned over to 2nd Judicial District

By QCS Staff The state’s case against Los Lunas fight promoter James Burleson — accused of killing

Schutte named 10th Judicial District Judge

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Local prosecutor Donald C. Schutte was appointed to fill the vacant position in the 10th Judicial District Court on Thursday by Gov. Bill Richardson. Schutte’s swearing in ceremony will be Sept. 7, he said. There are several trials that he said he wants to see through to completion before [...]

Two local lawyers nominated for judgeship

By QCS Staff The District Court Nominating Commission met Thursday in Tucumcari and completed its evaluation of the two applicants for the vacancies on the 10th Judicial District Court nominees. The commission recommended two local attorneys to Gov. Bill Richardson: attorney Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Don Schutte, deputy district attorney. A vacancy on the [...]

Two apply for judge’s seat

By QCS Staff Two applications from Tucumcari for the judicial vacancy in the 10th Judicial District Court have been submitted. They are local attorney, Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Donald C. Schutte, of the Quay County District Attorney’s office, according to a press release from the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission. Current Judge Ricky Purcell [...]

Judge Purcell to retire, court seeking applicants

By QCS Staff U.S. District Judge Ricky D. Purcell is slated to retire on July 1, and the process to find his replacement is under way, said Sandra Bauman, judicial selection coordinator for the nominating commission. In the meantime, the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court has been requested to seek a interim [...]