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Carpenter Sentenced to Prison for Serious Violent Offense

Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced today that the Honorable Drew Tatum sentenced Aiden Carpenter, age 24, to 7 years in the Department of Corrections. On the afternoon of May 25, 2021, Mr. Carpenter approached his then-girlfriend at Hillcrest Park and confronted her for ending their relationship. He proceeded to strangle …

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District Attorney’s Office Employees Recognized by the State of New Mexico For Excellence in their Profession

Clovis, NM: The New Mexico District Attorney’s Association recently announced that one investigator and one victim advocate were recognized for statewide awards for outstanding excellence in their profession. The awards were presented earlier this week at the New Mexico District Attorney’s annual training conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The statewide awards are voted on by …

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SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR SELLING METH TO MINORS

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on September 16, 2021, Dante Fossett, age 35, of Portales, was convicted of Trafficking a controlled substance, Conspiracy to commit trafficking, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor (2 counts), Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of a firearm by a felon. This …

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MENDEZ GETS 33 YEARS

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on October 4, 2021, Jonathan Mendez, age 20, of Portales, was convicted of Murder in the second degree, Armed Robbery, Tampering with evidence, Shooting at or from a motor vehicle and Contributing to the delinquency of a minor. On September 11, 2020, Mendez along …

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September 25: National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

September 25th is recognized across the country as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This day is an opportunity for surviving family members and friends to remember, honor, and recognize their loved ones who have been lost to homicide and to be reminded of their legacy that lives on. The Ninth Judicial District …

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REPEAT OFFENDER RECEIVES MAX SENTENCE FOR ALLSUP’S SHOOTING

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on September 20, 2021, Oracio Ornelas, age 40, of Portales, was sentenced to twelve and one-half (12 ½) years in the Department of Corrections for Aggravated Battery (deadly weapon) and Receipt, Transportation or Possession of a Firearm or Destructive Device by a Felon where …

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District Attorney’s Program, “Picture This” Aimed to Curb Teen Sexting in Schools

Clovis, NM – The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is excited to announce their new community program, “Picture This.” District Attorney Andrea Reeb said that “Picture This” is a pro-active program created by her office to educate middle school and high school students about the dangers of possessing and distributing child pornography and sending inappropriate …

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