Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITERsharna_johnson@link.freedom.comA witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock on the side of the road after the two had an argument in the early morning hours Thursday.The witness, an employee of a Roswell milk testing company, said he, Brandon Barela and Ronnie […]

Thursday’s shooting claims life

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A man held for questioning in Thursday night’s shooting death of a Tucumcari martial arts fighter has been released, police said Friday. Albert Jason Pacheco Jr., 31, was killed in a fight on Main Street, police said. Police detained a man immediately after the shooting, then released him and […]

Man convicted of vehicular homicide

By QCS staff A jury found an Albuquerque man, Steven Chavez, guilty on Wednesday of vehicular homicide under the influence of intoxicating liquors in connection with the death of James Callison, 34, of Tucumcari, according to a press release from the state’s attorney office. The two-day trial was held in U.S. District Court in Tucumcari. […]

Judge declares mistrial in sexual contact case

William Thompson Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, 10th Juducial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial in the Kyle Evetts case. Evetts faced nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision after almost six hours of deliberation. The jury foreman, Russell Feerer, said the jury was […]

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 […]

Dismissal sought in case

William Thompson Hal Greig, attorney for local rancher Kyle Evetts, has filed a motion in 10th Judicial District Court to dismiss all criminal sexual charges levied against his client. Evetts was indicted in February on nine counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor. The alleged acts were to have occurred between June 1989 and […]