Three Arrested In Portales Burglary

Three Portales men are behind bars charged with burglarizing an elderly Portales woman.

Police say 20 year old Jay Stuart, 25 year old Preston Blake, and 18 year old Joel Zertuche were arrested while attempting to pawn items that were reportedly stolen during the burglary.

Police say an 82 year old woman was battered during the incident which took place at her home.

Together, the three men are facing close to $100,000 dollars bond.