Clovis News

Local briefs: Man sought in Clovis robbery arrested

A 33-year-old man wanted in connection with a November robbery and assault in Clovis was arrested Tuesday, Clovis police said.

Marvin Boyd was one of four men believed to have lured a man to a Clovis residence on the 50 block of Barstow Avenue on Nov. 29 and attacked him, police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee said.

Officers from several Fresno County law enforcement agencies Tuesday found Boyd, a wanted parolee, hiding in an apartment on the 100 block of South Argyle Avenue in Fresno and arrested him, Stoll-Lee said.

Boyd was booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery, kidnapping and assault, Stoll-Lee said.

Suspect arrested in Visalia burglary

A 35-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in Delano after he was linked to a home burglary in Visalia, police said.

Visalia police said the victim came home about 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 and discovered two men trying to ransack his house on the 5500 block of West Country Avenue in Visalia.

The men drove away in a white Honda Accord, but the victim got the license plate number and gave it to police.

The arrested man was the driver and was booked into Kern County Jail, police said.


Avenal officer gets jail

A former Avenal State Prison correctional officer was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and three years probation after pleading no contest to oral copulation with a 15-year-old girl, the Fresno County District Attorney's Office said.

Brandon Goodson, 34, of Clovis pleaded no contest in November, the District Attorney's Office said. In addition to receiving jail time, Goodson was ordered to register as a sex offender.

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Donations sought

The Kings/Tulare Continuum of Care, which helps homeless people, is seeking donations for hygiene kits that will be given to homeless people who take a survey this month.

Items needed by Jan. 18 include small shampoo bottles, toothbrushes, diapers, and first-aid kits. Items can be dropped off in Visalia at 210 Café, 210 W. Center Ave.; C-SET, 312 N.W. 3rd Ave., and Tulare County Government Plaza, 5957 S. Mooney Blvd.