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DWI history keeps Clovis woman in jail


November 10, 2019

CLOVIS — A Clovis woman with multiple DWI convictions will be held in jail until trial for an upcoming DWI case, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb.

Jeana Markham, 54, appeared before Judge Matt Chandler last week on the state’s motion for pre-trial detention.

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 her three 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,” according to a news release from Reeb.

Markham most recently was arrested Oct. 29 by New Mexico State Police on charges of DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving on a revoked license, according to Reeb.

The police report stated Markham had been arrested 11 times previously for driving while intoxicated throughout multiple states, including twice in New Mexico.

The DA’s Office submitted documentation to the court showing at least nine prior convictions for DWI and one conviction of child abuse. She also has DWI cases pending in Washington and Oregon, the release said.

Markham’s attorney, Jacob Ort of the Public Defender’s Office, waived a preliminary hearing. The case will now be transferred to district court and scheduled for trial, according to the DA’s news release.


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