Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Matthew Armendariz, age 27, of Clovis, was found guilty on March 11, 2020, by a Curry County jury of Aggravated Burglary, a second degree felony, and Aggravated Battery, a third degree felony.
Eleazar Armendariz, Matthew’s brother, was convicted in September of 2019 for the same incident and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
On December 2, 2018, Armendariz and his brother entered their mother's home without permission and attacked Manuel Hernandez-Carrillo while he was asleep in bed. Their mother was also injured while attempting to stop the attack. This attack led to Hernandez-Carrillo having broken ribs, contusions, bruises, and a perforated lung. The brothers then fled the scene. Armendariz was arrested a few days later by the Clovis Police Department.
The Honorable Drew D. Tatum presided over the case and found that the Court could better determine a sentence by ordering Armendariz to a 60-day diagnostic evaluation. Armendariz is facing a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison. Sentencing will be scheduled later following the evaluation. Armendariz remains in custody on a no-bond hold.
Brian Scott Stover, Chief Deputy District Attorney prosecuted the case for the State. Armendariz was represented by criminal defense attorney, Sandra Gallagher.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.