Pacheco homicide suspect released from jail, awaits court date

A suspect in the Shirley Pacheco homicide was released Tuesday from the Quay County Detention Center and now awaits her court date in the Tenth Judicial District Court. According to court documents: •

Police seeking sixth suspect in slaying of Shirley Pacheco

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QCS staff State police are still seeking the community’s help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Johnson said state police identified Dennis Joseph Hendren, 36, of Tucumcari as a suspect involved in Pacheco’s homicide. “Hendren has active warrants out for his arrest for […]

State Police search for sixth suspect in homicide

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QCS Staff State police have arrested a fifth suspect and are asking the community for help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Henry Martinez, 19, of Tucumcari, was arrested at his place of employment in Tucumcari on Tuesday. Johnson said Martinez was booked […]

Man charged in Tucumcari killings wanted for two slayings in Ohio

QCSun staff New Mexico State Police said Friday that a man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel is also a suspect in two Ohio slayings. Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33 of Chicago, is awaiting extradition from Conroe, Texas. He is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the […]

Police suspect foul play in motel deaths

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Thomas Garcia New Mexico State Police are investigating the deaths of two men at a Tucumcari motel where officers suspect foul play. “At this time we consider the two deaths to be suspicious,” said State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said two men were found deceased in a hotel room Thursday

Police seeking car chase suspect

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Police Department is still searching for a 31-year-old Tucumcari man suspected of leading police on a car chase Friday night. Police responded to a domestic violence call at 9:30 p.m. at a residence on South Fifth Street in Tucumcari. A suspect led police on a car chase across the city before […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in assualt case of man, 76

By QCS Staff Bobby Vandiver, 22, plead not guilty Wednesday to three felony charges at his arraignment in Quay County Magistrate Court. Vandiver is charged with hitting, and kicking 76-year-old Joe Sandoval in the head to rob him of $5. Vandiver requested an attorney and a trial by jury. He is in the Quay County […]

Suspect arrested on child molestation charges

Thomas Garcia An illegal Mexican national, working in Tucumcari, was charged and arrested on Thursday on sexual molestation charges of a nine-year-old girl, police said. Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a first degree felony. He also was charged with two charges of criminal sexual penetration of a […]

Police search for wanted suspect on east Main Street

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Juvenile arrested in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday in connection with two non-fatal shooting incidents with a pellet gun. One of the victims was shot in the eye and was treated on Tuesday night at Dan C Trigg Memorial Hospital, police said. The juvenile was charged with two counts of aggravated […]