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Clovis man faces felony charges


Last updated 7/27/2021 at 2:16pm

CLOVIS — A Clovis man is facing felony charges of kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, armed robbery and three counts of aggravated battery following an incident on July 13.

Police arrested Corey Gilmore, 32, last week. The case was transferred from Curry County Magistrate Court to Ninth Judicial District Court on Thursday, where a pre-trial hearing has been delayed.

According to Clovis Police Agent Haley Levy, Gilmore had invited the victim over to “kick it,” on July 13, but after arriving at the house, the victim went to his car to pick up a lighter, and Gilmore and two younger males jumped him, beat him up, then tied his hands and feet with extension cords and zip ties.

Gilmore and the others then took a debit card from Gilmore and tried to obtain cash with it, records show.

The victim told Levy he was subjected to threats and torture with a hammer and a blowtorch in an attempt to extort money from him.

When the captors freed the victim, according to Levy’s account, they told him where they had left his wallet, and the victim noted that $200 to $300 in cash had been taken from it.

Levy's report showed the victim showed signs of being bound, beaten and burned as Levy interviewed him at the hospital.


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