Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Phillip Robles, age 26, of Clovis, NM, was found guilty today by a Curry County jury of Kidnapping; Battery on a Household Member and Interference with Communications.
In September of 2016, Clovis Police and the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Investigators were called to a home regarding a woman being held against her will. The victim had texted her grandmother to call for help. Officers gained entry into the home and arrested Phillip Robles, who was hiding under a bed, and found the victim, face down on the floor under blankets and pillows. It was later learned that the victim had been held against her will for two days to prevent her from testifying in another case against Robles.
The Honorable Drew D. Tatum presided over the trial and sentenced Robles to nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Judge Tatum said, “Our community cannot and will not condone violence against women.”
Assistant District Attorney Kristen Beltran prosecuted the case for the State of New Mexico, and criminal defense attorney Jonathan Miller of Albuquerque, represented the defendant.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.