Mendoza Sentenced to 18 Years in Roosevelt County Jail Escape
Portales, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Senovio Mendoza, Jr., age 33, of Carlsbad, NM, was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison. Mendoza pleaded guilty to Kidnapping; Armed Robbery and Escape from Jail.
Mendoza was an Eddy County inmate being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center, assaulted a county employee, stole his vehicle and led Texas police on a high-speed chase before being captured in Sudan, TX, in July of 2014. Mendoza was on work release at the time of the escape, working at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.
The Honorable Donna J. Mowrer presided over the sentencing hearing and ordered Mendoza immediately returned to the Eddy County Detention Center where he is pending trial on a murder charge.
District Attorney Andrea Reeb prosecuted the case for the State of New Mexico, and criminal defense attorney Kirk Chavez of Hobbs, NM, represented the defendant.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.