Clovis NM - Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced that on June 21, 2018, Jose Flores-Espana was held without bond on charges that he allegedly shot and killed another man at the 77 Dairy in Texico, NM. The homicide occurred on June 14, 2018. The Honorable Matthew Chandler presided over the detention hearing and issued an order, which is attached, finding that the defendant is a flight risk, has the potential of committing a violent crime against another person, and the Court is not confident that any conditions would suffice to protect the community.
On June 26, 2018, criminal defense attorney, Gary Mitchell, of Ruidoso, NM, entered his appearance in the case and has filed a motion to determine competency. This motion stays any further proceedings in the case until competency has been determined.
For more information contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.