Sexual contact trial begins

William Thompson Kyle Evetts, the local rancher and farmer charged with nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, finally got his day in court Tuesday as opening arguments were presented in the Quay County Courthouse. Tenth Judicial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell told jurors he expects the trial to be completed by the […]

Former area DA placed on memorial

William Thompson Victor Breen, former tenth judicial district court district attorney, based in Quay County, was honored Monday at a ceremony in South Carolina attended by district attorneys from around the nation. Breen, who was shot and killed in 1971 as he was getting in his car to drive to court, was honored by having […]

Trucker’s Spa prostitutes receive probation

William Thompson Three women formerly employed at the now defunct Trucker’s Spa, ten miles west of Tucumcari, were each given six months probation in Quay County Magistrate Court Wednesday. Jane Yoh, Myung Choi and Woo S. Yoo each had entered pleas of no contest to charges of prostitution. If any of the women violate their […]

Ex-jailer faces June jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Detention Center employee charged with criminal sexual acts involving minors, is scheduled to appear before a jury in Tenth Judicial District Court June 22. Gonzales was indicted by a grand jury on Feb. 10 on two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of […]

Local man sentenced to 36 years

William Thompson A Tucumcari man last week was sentenced to 36 years in prison for criminal sexual acts involving a juvenile female. Richard Taylor entered an Alford plea in 10th Judicial District Court on Wednesday. An Alford plea enables the defendant to maintain innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict. Donald Schutte, Quay County’s […]