CLOVIS (KSMX) – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Cherry Anaya, age 44, of Clovis, was found guilty on Wednesday by a Curry County jury for her role in the armed robbery of an elderly woman. Anaya was found guilty of Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Unauthorized Withdrawal, Theft, or Use of the Card of Another, and Theft of Identity.
Last August, an 88-year-old female citizen of Clovis was arriving at Parkland Baptist Church for morning services when she was assaulted. Anaya drove the getaway vehicle while Jaime Salazar-Cadena used a hand gun to force the victim to give up her purse. Anaya and Salazar-Cadena then took the victim’s debit card and they, along with Delilah Kerby, used it at several businesses in town to purchase cigarettes and fast food. Kirby was apprehended in August of 2019. Anaya and Salazar-Cadena were apprehended together in October of 2019.
Anaya was sentenced to serve twelve (12) years in the Department of Corrections.
Jamie Salazar-Cadena pleaded guilty to Armed Robbery in March of 2020 and was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by five years of probation. Delilah Kerby is still pending trial.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.