City commission to review Taser shooting investigation

Freedom New Mexico The Tucumcari City Council will hold an executive session Thursday to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. City officials received findings from the investigation on Tuesday, said City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said additional information from the investigation is expected in the next […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used.Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said state […]

Mesa Redondo 3D archery shoot set for Aug. 1

Special to QCS The Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program is hosting its first annual 3D archery shoot as a fundraiser to provide equipment for the archery and shooting program. The Mesa Redondo Shoot will be at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 1. It will be held at the former site of the Cowboy Camp meeting […]

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

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Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]

Sister seeks help for brother, shooting victim

Chelle Delaney Tina Molina, the sister of Russell King, 45, who was shot June 1 at the Red-wood Lodge, is seeking funds on King’s behalf for his medical expenses. King was paralyzed from the shooting, Molina said. “I am trying to get help to pay for medical expenses for when my brother is released from […]

Suspect pleads not guilt in Redwood Lodge shooting

Chelle Delaney Robert W. Wynashe, 66, pled not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according […]

4-Hers add shooting competition to their talents

Special to the QCS Despite cold, wet conditions, eight Quay County 4-H members competed in the State 4-H Shooting Sports contest Saturday at the NRA’s Whittington Center near Raton. The 4-hers who competed were Taylor Atwood, Dustan Hight, Daniel Hight, Blake Moon, Carmen Runyan, Antonio Rodriguez, Richard Rush, and Patrick Weigel.

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 […]

October 1966

Ray Nials of Tucumcari was the leading Bareback Rider of 1966 at the Big Ben Rodeos. … Mrs. Billie James Rose, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commission Chairman T. G. Rose, was sentenced from two to 10 years in prison . … Army privates […]

Latham pleads not guilty to murder

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Phillip J. Latham Jr., arrested in connection with Tuesday’s homicide, entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Latham, 24, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton, 21. Throckmorton was shot in the left side on Tuesday morning […]