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Clovis man sentenced in jail escape


November 3, 2019

CLOVIS — A Clovis man received a maximum sentence for charges stemming from a brief June 2018 jail escape, according to the district attorney’s office.

Ricky Sena, 26, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, about three weeks after his Oct. 8 conviction on charges of escape from jail, conspiracy to escape from jail, escape from the custody of a peace officer, aggravated assault on a peace office with a deadly weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to a release from the DA:

• Sena, Victor Apodaca and Aaron Clark were able to walk out of an unlocked door at the Curry County Adult Detention Center through the help of former detention officer Sarina Dodson. The three were arrested after a SWAT standoff in Clovis less than a week later.

• Dodson, who pleaded guilty to assisting the escape, is serving a nine-year sentence. Apodaca and Clark pleaded guilty and are serving 16 and 11 years, respectively.

• The 30 years for Sena, which included habitual offender enhancements, will be served consecutively to the 11 years he was already serving for charges of aggravated battery and aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer.

• Brian Stover, chief deputy district attorney, and Nicholas Rossi, assistant district attorney prosecuted the case. Jonathan Miller of Albuquerque defended Sena. An attempt to contact Miller Saturday was unsuccessful.


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