Jury selection continues in child sex case

QCS Staff Jury selection continued Tuesday for a convicted Curry County sex offender charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari child. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, is charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. According to court documents, officers responded on Aug. 26, 2008, to [...]

Service for sexual assault vicitims coming to Quay County

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Thomas Garcia A special service to assist in the investigation of sexual assaults in Quay County was introduced Tuesday to area law enforcement agencies by a representative of the state’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. The Satellite SANE Unit is a service that will soon be provided in Quay County by the SANE of Eastern New [...]

Man, 30, arrested in sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

By QCS Staff A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. Mills [...]

Wilson arrested

By Quay County Sun New Mexico State Police arrested Grant L. Wilson, 43, of Tucumcari on Nov. 11. He is charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact of a minor, according to a police press release. The arrest warrant in court documents alleges that the crimes occurred when the child [...]

Registered sex offender charged in new case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A registered sex offender in Tucumcari was charged on Monday with criminal sexual penetration of a 13-year-old girl. Patrick Eugene Otero, 40, was arrested on Saturday and arraigned in Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon where he was charged with eight counts of criminal sexual penetration, eight counts of distribution [...]

Ex-detention officer agrees to plea deal

QCS staff A former juvenile detention officer accused of sexual misconduct with inmates has accepted a plea agreement that includes three years probation. Robert Gonzalez was charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor after three inmates complained to authorities. The sex [...]

Kyle Evetts will not have third trial

QCS Staff A Tucumcari farmer and rancher accused of criminal sexual acts whose first two trials ended in hung juries will not be tried a third time, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Kyle Evetts, who was indicted by a grand jury in February 2004 on nine counts of criminal sexual contact [...]

Former jailer’s trial ends in hung jury

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict after almost five hours of deliberations following former-jailer Robert Gonzales’ trial on Wednesday. Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial. Prosecutor Donald Schutte has six months to retry Gonzales and said he plans on doing so. Gonzales faced two counts of criminal sexual [...]

Ex-jailer’s trial begins

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William Thompson: Quay County Sun A former Quay County Juvenile Detention Center guard admitted in videotaped testimony that he had consensual sexual activity with three juvenile female inmates. Robert Gonzales faced his first day of court Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal [...]

Case goes to jury

William Thompson Tenth Judicial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell told jurors in the Kyle Evetts case to come back to Quay County Courthouse Monday at 9 a.m. to continue deliberation. Jurors began deliberation around 5 p.m. Friday. At 9 p.m. Friday the judge decided to give the jurors the weekend off. Evetts, a local farmer [...]