CLOVIS, NM (KCBD) - Jesus Orlando Larrea, 21 now stands convicted on two counts of armed robbery and will serve 7 years in the Department of Corrections. The charges stem from a November 2008 armed robbery at a Clovis Dairy Queen.
Immediately following the hold-up a radio dispatch went out to notify all law enforcement of the suspect's descriptions and getaway vehicle. Shortly after the dispatch, three suspects were apprehended in the neighboring Parmer County.
Detectives with the Clovis Police Department interviewed the suspects, who admitted being involved in not only the robbery that occurred that day, but also confessed to committing an armed robbery in October 2008 at another Clovis Dairy Queen.
"Larrea's crime was found to be a serious violent offense in nature by the court, which means he must serve up to 85% of his prison sentence before he is eligible for his first parole hearing. This sentencing resolves this armed robbery case, with a total of 19-years worth of prison time between the three defendants," District Attorney Matthew Chandler said.
The Honorable Judge Teddy L. Hartley presided over the sentencing and Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrea Reeb prosecuted the case for the State of New Mexico.
Once Larrea finishes his prison term, he will be placed on an intensively supervised probation period of an additional 5 years.
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