Clovis man charged with Nov. 7 murder being held without bond

Clovis man charged with Nov. 7 murder being held without bond
26-year-old Johnny Ray Vigil (Source: Clovis PD)

CLOVIS, New Mexico (KCBD) - A Clovis man has been indicted and charged in the November 7 shooting on North Lea Street in Clovis, NM, that killed Jahmall Burge.

A judge granted the State’s motion to detain on Tuesday, ordering 26-year-old Johnny Rae Vigil of Clovis held without bond.

Judge Tatum stated Vigil is a danger to the community and no release conditions would protect the community. Furthermore, the Judge commented the evidence in the case is strong, Vigil was released from jail 36 hours prior to this incident, Vigil has violated his probation in the past, and Vigil has difficulty following conditions of release.

Vigil was arrested and charged with one count of murder on November 8.

On the night of November 7, Clovis PD was called to a home in the 1000 block of Lea Street in Clovis, New Mexico, after a caller said someone was shot multiple times. When police arrived they found 36-year-old Jahmall Burge dead in the home’s kitchen, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police identified Johnny Rae Vigil as a person of interest after the shooting. The Eastern New Mexico News reported that District Attorney Andrea Reeb informed them of Vigil’s arrest Friday morning.

CLOVIS POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA ADVISORY Release date: 11/07/2019 Incident: Homicide, 1000 block of Lea Street...

Posted by Clovis Police Department on Thursday, November 7, 2019

On Friday, November 8, 2019, at about 7:03 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of West 10th Street in Clovis, New Mexico. Johnny Rae Vigil was contacted at the home and was taken into custody without incident.

Vigil was transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center and has been booked on an open count of Murder.

The Clovis Police Department thanks the public for their assistance during the course of this investigation.

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