Clovis man arrested on murder charges

Clovis man arrested on murder charges

Clovis, NM - Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced today that 24 year-old Johnathan Cruz of Clovis, NM was arrested on an open count of First Degree Murder in the March 2015 murder of Joseph "Jo Jo" Chavez.

Chavez died from a stab wound during an altercation between several individuals on March 8, 2015 at 1000 Beta in Clovis.

Witnesses at the scene reported that a Hispanic male was holding a firearm and then a shot was heard.

Chavez then fell to the ground, bleeding from his chest.

He was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center by private vehicle, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Major Crimes Unit investigated the homicide and made the arrest today.

Cruz is being held in the Curry County Detention Center without bond.

The District Attorney's Office will present this case to a Grand Jury within the next 10 days.

For more information, please contact the District Attorney's Office at 575-769-2246.