Alfonso Villareal Perez pleads guilty to multiple felonies.

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Quentin Ray, announced that on May 28, 2024, Alfonso Villareal Perez, age 29, of Portales, pled guilty to multiple felonies including Abuse of a Child and four counts of Battery on a Peace Officer.

The defendant pled to his involvement in two different incidents.  The first incident involved the abuse of a seven-year-old boy.  Reports showed that on February 13, 2022, Superbowl weekend, the defendant had become angry with the seven-year-old child of his girlfriend.  He beat the child with a Luis Vuitton belt.  Days later when the boy was picked up from school by his grandmother, he still had dark purple bruises all over the child’s buttocks, ear, head, arms, and legs. The grandmother reported the abuse to Nikolas Sanchez of the Portales Police Department who brought the charges against Perez. 

While awaiting trial on the child abuse charge the defendant would continue his destructive behavior.  On June 9, 2022, Perez was forcing himself to vomit inside of his cell and was even spitting up blood. Detention Officers with the Roosevelt County Adult Detention Center tried to make entry into Perez’s cell to render aid, but Perez initially held the door to his cell shut.  Once officers gained entry, he began fighting with the detention officers. He struck all three officers and continued to fight despite the attempted use of a taser and OC spray. Perez knocked the taser out of one of the officer’s hands.

Perez was sentenced to 19 ½ years in the Department of Corrections which includes a habitual enhancement to each charge.   The court also determined that each count is a serious violent offence so Perez will have to serve 85% of the time.

The case was prosecuted by Brian Stover, Deputy District Attorney and Perez was represented by criminal Defense Attorney, Blake Dugger of Hobbs.  The Honorable Judge Donna Mowrer presided over the hearing.  

For more information, please contact the Office of the District Attorney, at 575-769-2246.