Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Eleazar Armendariz, age 26, of Clovis, was found guilty on September 19, 2019 by a Curry County jury of Aggravated Battery, a third degree felony, and Battery on a Household Member, a misdemeanor. The jury deliberated about 60 minutes before returning their guilty verdicts.
On December 2, 2018, Armendariz entered his mother's home and attacked Manuel Hernandez-Carrillo, while he was asleep in bed, and Armendariz's mother while she was attempting to stop the attack. This attack led to Hernandez-Carrillo having broken ribs, contusions, bruises, and a perforated lung. Armendariz then fled the scene. Armendariz was arrested a few days later by the Clovis Police Department.
The Honorable Matthew Chandler presided over the case and found that the Court could better determine a sentence by ordering Armendariz to a 60-day diagnostic. Armendariz is facing a maximum sentence of four years in prison. Sentencing will be scheduled in late November or early December following the 60-day diagnostic. Armendariz remains in custody on a no-bond hold.
Elizabeth Jones, Assistant District Attorney prosecuted the case for the State. Armendariz was represented by criminal defense attorney, Jacob Ort and Mathew Carlisle, of the Law Offices of the Public Defender.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.