Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Clovis man sentenced to 19 years for aggravated assault, drug possession, resisting

CLOVIS (KSMX)- A Clovis man was sentenced to 19 years in prison on charges of aggravated assault, drug possession and resisting officers during a May 2019 incident.

According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, Lucio Torres, 44, was sentenced Monday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer. Torres was convicted on by a Curry County jury on Jan. 22.

Torres was arrested in May 2019 for threatening two men with a large knife. He resisted officers during the arrest and drugs were located on him by detention officers at the Curry County Detention Center.

Torres asked the court for mercy stating that he didn’t deserve 20 years for a mistake because he was high on drugs.

The judge responded with Torres’ extensive criminal history, including 13 felony convictions including attempted murder in 1996, stating, “I’m afraid that one of these days you’re going to kill somebody. Based on your history, this case warrants the maximum sentence.”

Due to Torres being found as a habitual offender, his sentence was enhanced by 16 years.

In total, Torres was sentenced to 19 years, which he will be required to serve 85% of because he was convicted of the violent crime of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.