Tucumcari woman sentenced for bank robbery

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CNJ staff A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Juana Griego, 20, must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars and will be subject to two years of intense supervised parole on release, said Andrea Reeb, […]

Tucumcari man sentenced in bank robbery

Russell Anglin One of four men police say was chased down by a daring bank executive is facing 12 years in prison for robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose. Santos Preciado, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence, according to Ninth Judicial […]

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 […]

Mesalands president sentenced

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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.

Mother of victim happy with 133-year sentence

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The mother of a Tucumcari rape victim said she is pleased with the 133-year prison sentence her daughter’s attacker received on Wednesday. “It has helped my family a great deal and will help other families of the future,” she said. Torrance County District Judge Kevin Sweazea sentenced Kenneth Leon […]

Fort Sumner man sentenced in deer poaching case

By QCS Staff FORT SUMNER — A 25-year-old Fort Sumner man was sentenced to 57 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,225 in fines and court costs last week after he pleaded guilty to five wildlife-related charges, according to a Department of Game and Fish press release. According to the release: • Loy Minton […]

Latham pleads no contest in Throckmorton shooting

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed a jury would ultimately […]

May 1956

A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 days in the County Detention Ward for habitual truancy. …The American Legion Auxiliary collected $255 from their

November 1950

W.T. Williamson, city manager, reported the city’s power plant had doubled its electrical output in the last five years. …Adoph Kappel, 36, twice convicted of the ax slaying of his wife in Tucumcari and sentenced to life in prison, escaped from the state penitentiary work gang riding a prison mule and wearing prison denims. Kappel, […]