Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

CLOVIS MAN FOUND GUILTY FOR PULLING GUN ON GRANDFATHER AND THREE CHILDREN

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Alfonso Rodriguez, age 39, of Clovis, was found guilty yesterday by a Curry County jury of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a fourth-degree felony, Child Abuse, a third-degree felony, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a fourth-degree felony.

The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes before returning their guilty verdicts.

On April 29, 2019, Rodriguez became enraged while dropping his girlfriend’s kids off at their grandparent’s home where pulled a firearm and pointed it at the grandpa and three children. He then fled the scene and was arrested a few days later by the Clovis Police Department.

The Honorable Matthew Chandler presided over the case and found that the defendant was a habitual offender and a danger to the community based on his extensive criminal history.  Judge Chandler stated that the trauma the children went through because of the incident weighed heavily on the court’s conscience.

Rodriguez was sentenced to the maximum of 11 years in the Department of Corrections. The sentence was enhanced pursuant to the habitual offender act and also due to the use of a firearm.

Mitchell Mender, Assistant District Attorney prosecuted the case for the State. Rodriguez was represented by criminal defense attorney, Francis J. Rio, of Portales.

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