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Phone call leads to suspect's capture

A phone call from a citizen led to the capture Tuesday of a man Clovis police have been seeking for about six months.

Gabriel Chavez was taken into custody without incident just before 5 p.m. in the 700 block of Gidding Street, said Chief Steve Sanders.

“Somebody witnessed him going down the street and made a phone call to us,” Sanders said.

Court records show Chavez has six pending criminal cases in local courts and charges against him that include armed robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and distribution of marijuana.

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