Clovis NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on July 19, 2018, a Curry County jury found Jesus Villa, age 31, of Clovis, guilty of seven counts of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Against a Household Member, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Against a Household Member, Child Abuse, and Battery on a Household Member.
On September 3, 2016, an eyewitness called 911 to report seeing two vehicles driving southbound on US 70 from Portales, NM, and one vehicle was trying to run another vehicle off the road. Villa’s wife and three young children, ages 9, 5, and 4, were in the vehicle. Villa’s wife was trying to leave their home in Portales and go to her family’s home in Clovis after being battered by Villa. The victim’s vehicle was hit several times and run off the road by Villa.
The Honorable Judge Van Soelen presided over the one-day trial. The Judge did not take the Defendant into custody and he remains out on bond. Sentencing will be set for a later date. Romero faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
Jake Boazman, Deputy District Attorney, prosecuted the case for the State. Villa was represented by Criminal Defense Attorney, Eric Dixon.
For more information contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.