Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

CLOVIS MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 20 YEARS FOR VIOLENT SHOOTING

CLOVIS (KSMX) District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced earlier today that 34-year old Joshua Martinez of Clovis received the maximum prison sentence in a domestic violence shooting from last year. Martinez was found guilty by a Curry County jury three weeks ago of aggravated battery of a household member with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana. Clovis Police responded to a call in June of 2017 where a female reported she had been shot in the head by Joshua Martinez; she underwent surgery for gunshot wounds and other injuries and eventually recovered. District Judge Drew Tatum sentenced Martinez to 20 ½ years in prison, plus 15 days. As Martinez is a habitual offender, each felony count was enhanced by eight years. His actions were deemed a serious violent offense, meaning that he must serve at least 85% of the sentence in prison. He is also pending trial on two other cases.

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