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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • History sought

    August 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Interarts Organization, in conjunction with The Historical Foundation for Southeast New Mexico, prepare to collect memorabilia for New Mexico’s upcoming celebration. Interested parties can take their memorabilia to 208 N. Lea Ave. Pictured from...

  • Carranza case dismissed

    August 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The District Attorney’s office filed a dismissal of charges or a nolle prosequi on Jesus Carranza’s murder trial, which was due to start on Aug. 30. Carranza was facing charges of first-degree murder for the slaying of Zachary Perez. The 16-year-old Perez...

  • Madsen trial vacated

    August 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The trial for Jeannie Madsen was vacated, Thursday, following a last minute settlement. The trial was still listed on the docket. At least one of the witnesses, a Roswell police officer, never received notification of the cancellation. According to the...

  • Householder kills rabid skunk in city

    August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Department of Health in Santa Fe confirmed a case of rabies in Roswell, around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Animal Control received a call-out around 4 p.m., Saturday, reporting an aggressive skunk located in the 400 block of East Mathews Street. “The skunk ran at...

  • Third Valero suspect surrenders

    August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Johnanthony Valderaz, 21, was apprehended, Tuesday. Valderaz is the alleged third participant in the staged robbery at the Valero station, 3300 N. Main St., on June 6. Roswell Police Department Sgt. Jim Preston said, “The detectives ended up with the new...

  • Gov taps Solis for Standards Commission

    August 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis expressed his pride at his appointment to New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission. “It’s humbling and an honor to be appointed. It’s a very important commission. … I will do the best that I can.” Solis...

  • Final pre-trial held for Madsen

    August 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer The final pre-trial hearing was held in the State of New Mexico v. Jeannie Madsen, Monday afternoon. Magistrate Judge Martha M. Proctor presided from Carrizozo while State’s appointed special prosecutor Scot Key called in...

  • Man, 23, arrested in fatal shooting, Saturday

    August 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mario Montoya Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer The man shot on the 800 block of East Albuquerque Street, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, died at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, before he could be flown out to a regional hospital. The victim originally named...

  • Vega guilty on all counts

    August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    After a little more than two hours of deliberation, Saturday, the jury found David Vega, 48, guilty on all counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his son Christopher Lee Vega and his son’s girlfriend Michelle Montgomery, on May 10, 2010. During the...

  • Currier denies mistrial motion

    August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Defense attorney Jesse Cosby filed for mistrial, Friday, in the State’s case against David Vega. Vega is accused of the murder of Christopher Vega, 25, and his girlfriend, Michelle Montgomery, 31. Cosby told the court that the District Attorney’s office...