Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide

State Police arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Ms. Shirley Pacheco. Ms. Pacheco was found dead at her residence on July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along with Murder, Mr. Randall Jones is also being charged with Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy to […]

Ingram given maximum allowed sentences

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QCSun Staff Judge Albert J. Mitchell of the 10th Judicial District Court ruled Tuesday that a Tucumcari man would serve the maximum allowed sentences for a string of felonies. Earl Moses Ingram was sentenced to a total of 31 years, six months in jail to be served consecutively. He was also sentenced to serve two […]

Closing arguments expected Wednesday for Tucumcari man on trial for attempted murder

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QCSUN Staff Closing arguments and final jury instruction have been set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, will now have to wait two days to hear the jury’s verdict after being charged with multiple felonies, including the attempted murder of Amber Simpson, […]

Roswell man sentenced to 48 years in trucker’s death

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old Roswell man was sentenced Monday to a life sentence plus 18 years in prison for the 2009 robbery and murder of a Tucumcari truck driver.

On the shelves — April 28

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. It’s June in Lake Eden, Minn., and for Hannah Swensen, that means bridal showers galore plus a massive fundraising event, not to mention a killer who never learned that charity begins at home. Shalador’s […]

Credibility questioned at Hittson murder trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of a 25-year-old Roswell man Tuesday morning foreshadow a battle for credibility. The state says it’s eyewitness watched Brandon Barela bash Ron Hittson in the face with a concrete block. But the defense said the eyewitness is diverting guilt from himself. Characterizing […]

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. […]

Fugitive Moses Earl Ingram captured in Clovis

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS Staff Writer A Tucumcari fugitive charged with attempted murder was arrested Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Clovis eatery. Acting on a tip, Clovis police and Curry County deputies located Moses Earl Ingram in a vehicle at Pops Place on Main Street, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. […]

Tucumcari man’s trial postponed

QC Sun staff A Tucumcari man will face an attempted murder charge in connection with a June 1 shooting at Redwood Lodge, a state prosecutor told court officials on Monday. The defense attorney for Robert W. Wynashe asked that his client’s pre-trial hearing scheduled Monday be postponed so he’ll have time to defend against the […]

Suspect in Hittson slaying indicted

By Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Roswell man was indicted Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a Tucumcari truck driver. In addition to pre-meditated murder, Brandon Barela is also charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree armed robbery, two third-degree counts of tampering with evidence and battery, District Attorney Matt Chandler said […]