Silva Remanded to Prison for Aggravated Battery and a Probation Violation

Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Quentin Ray, announced that on February 14, 2023, Silva, age 35, of Clovis, pled guilty to Aggravated Battery (great bodily harm) and admitted having prior felony convictions. Silva was on probation at the time of this incident.

On November 4, 2022, Officers with the Clovis Police Department responded to PRMC in reference to an individual who had been stabbed.  The Victim stated he was doing Silva a favor, giving him a ride to Westward Ho Hotel. During the ride Silva asked for money and the victim stated he did not have any money. Silva pulled a knife and cut him on the right side of his neck threatening to kill him.  

The Honorable Judge Tatum presided over the plea hearing. Judge revoked Silva’s probation for 2 years and sentenced Silva to an additional 5 years on the Agg Battery for a total of 7 years in the Department of Corrections.  Judge Tatum deemed it to be a serious violent offense and Silva will have to serve at least 85% of the sentence.  Silva stated, “I know I was in the wrong for what I did. I was not in my right mind.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney, Brett Carter, and Silva was represented by criminal defense attorney, Kaitlyn Cochran, of Clovis.

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