Primary candidates speak out: COUNTY  SHERIFF

May 15, 2014 • Local News

RDR: Tell us a little about your background. Where were you born and raised, your education, current and previous employment. Please include the names of any businesses you may own or have owned and any companies or government agencies you may have worked for.


BARNCASTLE: I was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. After earning a bachelor’s of science degree from NM State University, I began my law enforcement career by joining the NM Department of Game and Fish and graduating from the NMDPS Law Enforcement Academy in June of 1976. In 1983, I was promoted to district supervisor and came to Roswell.

In 1989, I was promoted to assistant area chief as the head of Law Enforcement Division for not just one county, but 10 counties throughout southeastern New Mexico. After retiring from the Department of Game and Fish, I was hired by District Attorney Tom Ruttledge and continued my law enforcement career as the senior investigator for the NM 5th Judicial District Attorney’s office. After only two years on the job I was promoted to lead investigator, a position I have held for the past eight years.


FLEMING: I was born in Roswell on Sept. 21, 1972. I graduated high school, have been to many technical training courses and have completed the New Mexico Mounted Patrol Law Enforcement Academy. I have also received my Professional Lecturer in General Instruction Certificate from the NM LEA.

I currently work for the gas company and have for the last 20 years. I have been a supervisor for the last nine years.

My wife and I currently own and operate a civil process service company, Advantage Process Serving. We serve papers in civil matters to multiple counties.


GRAVES: My name is Gary W. Graves. First, I’m a Christian and because of my Lord’s sacrifice I have salvation and eternal life. I was born and raised in Roswell to Cecil and Mary Graves. I attended school and graduated from Goddard High School.

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