Man charged with murder in downtown slaying


Last updated 3/25/2022 at 11:56am

CLOVIS – Police early Thursday made an arrest in connection with a Wednesday night homicide in downtown Clovis.

Police Capt. Robbie Telles said Adrian Chavez, 26, has been charged with an open count of murder. The victim was identified as Kelsey Ladawn Cash, 28, of Clovis.

Telles said Chavez was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Thursday and taken to the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

According to a news release from Telles:

About 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 201 N. Main St. for a report of shots fired. On arrival to the apartments located across the street from the old Hotel Clovis, officers located a deceased female inside an apartment.

The 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit was activated to investigate the death and officials were “working to identify any witnesses and person(s) involved with this crime.”

Police ask anyone with information contact them at 575-769-1921.

Information may also be provided anonymously by using the Clovis Police Department’s tip411 program which can be accessed by going to . And anonymous tips can be provided to the Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.


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