Mon. Nov 11th, 2019

CLOVIS WOMAN STAYS IN JAIL AFTER 9 DWI CONVICTIONS

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Jeana Markham, age 54, of Clovis, appeared before the Honorable Matthew Chandler yesterday on the State’s Motion for Pre-Trial Detention.

Jeana Markham was arrested by the New Mexico State Police on October 29, on charges of DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding and driving on a Revoked License. The police report stated that Markham had been arrested eleven times previously for DUI’s throughout multiple states, including two out of New Mexico.

The District Attorney’s Office submitted documentation to the Court of evidence a minimum of 9 prior convictions for DWI and one conviction of child abuse. She also has DWI cases pending in Washington and Oregon.

Judge Chandler granted the State’s Motion for Detention based on Markham’s lengthy criminal history, multiple failures to appear for court, numerous probation violations and the fact that she has 3 pending criminal cases in different states. The Court stated that there are no reasonable release conditions that Markham will follow to reasonably protect the safety of herself or the community.

Markham’s attorney, Jacob Ort of the Public Defender’s Office, waived a Preliminary Hearing today in Magistrate Court. The case will now be transferred to District Court and scheduled for trial.