Sierra County Detention Center

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Indefinite but Necessary Closure for Sierra County’s Detention Facility

By Lorri Ooley HERALD Reporter At a press conference held Tuesday, Oct. 28, Sierra County Manager Bruce Swingle announced that as of 4 p.m. that day, the Sierra County Detention Center would be indefinitely closed. Swingle expressed regret on behalf of the county’s office. He, however, stressed the necessity for the closure, highlighting recent legal … Continue reading

Accused Rapist Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Jury Trial Set in District Court   By Carlos Padilla HERALD Editor A local man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl was in court for his arraignment hearing on Tuesday morning, May 8. The man, 26-year-old Amos Muncy of Truth or Consequences, entered a plea of not guilty before Seventh Judicial District Judge Ted Kase. … Continue reading

More Than Three Times the Legal Limit

Albuquerque Woman Arrested for Aggravated DUI   By Carlos Padilla HERALD Editor A 57-year-old Albuquerque woman is facing a charge of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after she was shown to be more than three times over New Mexico’s presumed level of intoxication. On Sunday afternoon, May 6, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Truth … Continue reading

Woman Shoots Intruder

Local Artist Hospitalized, Then Jailed   By Carlos Padilla HERALD Editor Officials with the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home along County Road A007 just after midnight Thursday, April 4, after a man tried breaking into the residence and was shot multiple times by the homeowner. Loren Schmidt of Truth or Consequences is … Continue reading

Third DUI Lands Man in Jail

By Carlos Padilla HERALD Editor An expired vehicle registration led to a man being arrested on his third offense of driving under he influence of alcohol last week. While driving southbound on Broadway in Truth or Consequences just before 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, New Mexico State Police Patrolman Andrew Laux ran the vehicle tags … Continue reading


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