Man sentenced after pleading guilty to assault of a minor

FARMINGTON – A New Mexico man has been sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting a minor. According to a news release sent by the U.S. Department of Justice, Kevin Ernest Lewis, 32, of...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington man faces charges in Capitol riot

ALBUQUERQUE – A Farmington man has been arrested for what authorities said was his acknowledged presence inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Authorities say Shawn Bradley Witzemann...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man to face seven counts of attempted murder in Durango shooting

A district court judge on Wednesday found probable cause to try Michael Quirova on seven counts of attempted murder for firing at least seven gunshots into the 8th Avenue Tavern on Jan. 29,...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police officers take stand in 8th Avenue Tavern shooting

District Judge William Herringer heard more than 3½ hours of testimony Tuesday from law enforcement officers who responded to a chaotic scene earlier this year at the 8th Avenue Tavern, where...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for child’s death

FARMINGTON – A woman pleaded guilty March 24 in federal court to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of her young child. Around June 26, 2019, Tonya Mae Dale, 28, a member of the...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Mistrial declared in case against snowboarders who triggered avalanche

Summit County Judge Ed Casias sent out 40 summonses to local residents for Thursday’s docket. Only a fraction showed up – not enough to help decide one of the more interesting high-country cases in...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alabama Shakes drummer facing child abuse charges

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The drummer for Grammy Award-winning rock band Alabama Shakes is in custody on child abuse charges. Steven William Johnson, 35, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Music

Boulder supermarket shooter ID’d as 21-year-old man

BOULDER – The suspect in the Boulder supermarket shootings bought the assault rifle six days before the shooting where 10 people were killed, including a police officer, according to an arrest...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bond reduction denied for man charged with stabbing girlfriend in Cortez

A man charged with stabbing his girlfriend, endangering a child and stealing his ex-wife’s car was denied a reduction in bond Tuesday in district court in Cortez. Christopher Wheat, 29, was charged...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who led Cortez police on slow-speed RV chase to consider plea deal

The man who led police on a slow-speed RV chase along Main Street in Cortez last month will consider a proposed plea agreement that could land him in prison for 12 to 18 months. Kevin Ritter, 41,...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police use Taser on man twice before taking him into custody

FARMINGTON – After tasing him twice, Farmington police were able to apprehend a man who was allegedly yelling, acting belligerently and threatening to stab residents at an apartment. Police...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Justice Department reopens cold case murders on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking information about two unsolved suspected murders of Native Americans from Towaoc, on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. In a news release, the FBI requested...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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