Police seek help to identify man on security tape

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By QCS Staff Police are seeking help to identify a man they say broke into Tucumcari Middle School on Sept. 22, a Saturday. At 11:14 a.m. the security video at the school shows a man entering the building through a window in one of the classrooms, according to police reports. The man could then be […]

Officials plan to extradite suspect in 1999 homicide

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari law officers are seeking extradition of a murder suspect from Washington state who may have fled the scene of a homicide eight years ago, Quay County prosecutor Kirk Chavez said. Prosecutors have requested a governor’s warrant requesting the suspect’s return to Tucumcari to stand trial, Chavez said. First, […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect nabbed in Washington state

By Paula Horton: The Daily World What started as a traffic stop by Grays Harbor Sheriff’s deputies in Washington state may have ended up nabbing a New Mexico murder suspect who’s been on the lam for eight years, according to Undersheriff Rick Scott. When a man was stopped for DUI just after midnight on Oct. […]

Traffic stop leads to pot bust

By Quay County Staff QCS Staff Suspicious activity by a driver at a Tucumcari truck stop led to the arrest of one man and the seizure of about 125 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday night, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Cpl. Darrick Shaw observed a male subject acting suspiciously at […]

Roy woman victim of homicide

William Thompson Lena Aragon Barrett, 65, was found dead inside her home in Roy around 10:20 a.m. on Dec. 20. Norman Tyrell Cates, 17, was arrested later that evening and charged with Barrett’s slaying, according to Deputy Chief Richard Newman of New Mexico State Police. “Based on the evidence at the scene it appeared the […]