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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • 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...

  • Vega trial Day 3

    August 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Day three of the State of New Mexico v David Vega started with Officer Ted Sandoval reviewing the extent of his injuries that occurred during the shoot-out which followed the murders of Christopher Vega, 25, and his girlfriend, Alisa (Michelle) Montgomery,...

  • Autopsy results released in Vega trial

    August 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The state presented its case on day two of the State of New Mexico versus David Vega murder trial. Vega is facing charges of first-degree murder for the May 10, 2010, shooting death of his son Christopher, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa Montgomery, 31....

  • RPD chief names his new deputy

    August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis announced his selection for position of deputy chief on Tuesday, Philip A. Smith Jr., 47, of Atkinson, N.H. The city received seven applications in-house and five applications from outside of Roswell, two of which were from...

  • David Vega trial begins

    August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Defense attorney Jesse Cosby referred to the case against his client, David Vega, as failure of the system. Vega is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of his son, Christopher Lee Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa...

  • Roswell’s school resource officer position reinstated

    August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell schools’ resource officer Helen Cheromiah is excited about the new school year that began this week. “I love what I do,” she said. The position of school resource officer was reinstated this year after being suspended three years ago, according...

  • Carranza hearing to begin

    August 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The District Attorney’s key witness, Christopher Glen, in the case of New Mexico versus Jesus Carranza has disappeared. Assistant District Attorney Debra Hutchins informed the court that “he has cut his ankle monitor. He (Glenn) told our investigator...

  • Vega murder trial to begin

    August 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Defense and State’s attorneys complete their preparations for the David Vega murder trial due to begin on August 16. David Vega is accused of murdering his 25-year -old son, Christopher Lee Vega, and his son’s 31-yearold girlfriend, Alisa...

  • Shoot-out leaves man wounded

    July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Levi Booher, 21, of Hagerman was seriously wounded during what appears to be a shootout, Tuesday evening, in the 500 block of North Missouri Avenue. Witnesses said that an SUV drove past; they heard gunfire. They also indicated that there was return fire....

  • Animal Services gets another alligator to place

    July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Animal Services received another alligator, Wednesday. The 2-year – old American alligator was turned in voluntarily unlike the previous two, which were confiscated in March when the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force served a search...