Killeen man pleas in N.M. crime spree

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A Killeen man listed among the feds ” worst of the worst” category when he was arrested has pled guilty in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to armed robbery, carjacking and firearms charges arising out of a two-day violent crime spree in July 2017.

The plea agreement  recommends that he be sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson said Reed is being prosecuted as part of a federal anti-violence initiative that targets violent, repeat offenders for federal prosecution.  

Reed was accused of robbing a gas station and convenience store in Raton, New Mexico July 24, 2017.

Reed was also accused of brandishing a firearm in front of a clerk and a child while robbing a gas station and convenience store in San Jose, New Mexico July 25, 2017.

The store owner came in about that time, and Reed was accused of taking the keys to his vehicle and another firearm.

He left the store and a short time later ran into officers with the New Mexico State Police and Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on Interstate 25 and was accused of firing at the officers, some of whom returned fire.

He was eventually taken into custody and has remained under federal detention since.

A formal sentencing hearing will be set at a future date.
 

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