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A former inmate is suing the Curry County Adult Detention Center

CURRY COUNTY, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — A former inmate is suing the Curry County Adult Detention Center. According to a complaint, Daniel Heil is suing the detention center due to their own staff failing to follow their own policies. Heil said he was beaten by other inmates. The beating lead to...
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Former inmate files lawsuit

CLOVIS — A former Curry County jail inmate has filed a civil lawsuit against the county alleging he was beaten by other inmates without intervention from jail personnel. Daniel Heil, 30, alleges in the lawsuit he was beaten into unconsciousness, hospitalized for two days and underwent surgery for facial fractures suffered in the attack.
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Curry County inmate gets 11 years for smuggling drugs in jail

CURRY COUNTY, N.M. (KVII) — A man was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for giving drugs to another inmate while in the Curry County jail, according to the prosecuting attorney. 32-year-old Ernesto Martinez of Clovis got the sentence Tuesday for an incident on May 31, 2019. According...
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Clovis man sentenced for drug charges

CLOVIS -- A Clovis man was sentenced to 11 years in the Department of Corrections Tuesday for charges of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, according to a release from the district attorney's office. Ernesto Martinez, 32, was found guilty of the charges June 23. According to...
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Former Clovis residents among victims of Albuquerque balloon crash

Taking a ride in a hot air balloon was something that Clovis native Susan Montoya always wanted to do, one of the adventures on her bucket list that she talked to friends and coworkers about. So when word came down that the assistant principal at Albuquerque's Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School...
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Colorado man arrested

A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the death of man whose body was found May 29 off U.S 84 near Anton Chico, a small community in Guadalupe County. The body of Oscar Perez Castaneda, 32, of Omaha, Neb., was found with multiple gunshot wounds. State police identified Luis Fernando Lopez-Duran, 38, of Denver as a suspect, the agency said in a news release.

Missing Levelland man's body found in Curry Co. New Mexico

LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - Levelland Police announced the body of Greg Balboa has been located in Curry County New Mexico. The vehicle of missing 23-year-old Greg Balboa was found on Saturday evening near Clovis, New Mexico. Balboa was last seen by family members on Friday. He was driving a gray...

Missing man from Levelland found dead in Curry County

LEVELLAND, Texas (KVII) — Texas state and Curry County officials are investigating after a missing man was found dead on Monday. In a Facebook post, Levelland police said deputies found 23-year-old Greg Balboa's body in Curry County, N.M. _____________________________. _____________________________. Balboa went missing the morning of June 11th. Deputies in...
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Missing man found deceased in Curry County

CLOVIS — A man reported missing in Texas on Friday night was discovered deceased in Curry County on Saturday, according to the Levelland Police Department. Curry County Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, found an unoccupied vehicle on the side of a dirt road. The vehicle was confirmed to be that of Greg Balboa, 23, who was reported missing by family members as of Monday night. Deputies later located Balboa's body in an undisclosed location in the county.