Pair indicted, charged with aggravated robbery after man is robbed and dumped in cotton field

Pair indicted, charged with aggravated robbery after man is robbed and dumped in cotton field
The victim indicated he was beaten, bound and kidnapped by Marcques Reeder, 30, and Jessica Pena, 34. (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Two from Lubbock were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday and formally charged with aggravated robbery after Sheriff’s Deputies say a man was robbed and left in a field.

On Oct. 27, Lubbock Sheriff’s Office (LSO) deputies were called to a location outside the city limits in reference to an individual that was located in a cotton field by a passerby. The victim indicated he was beaten, bound and kidnapped by Marcques Reeder, 30, and Jessica Pena, 34. The suspects stole the victim’s vehicle and transported him inside that vehicle to a location near Shallowater, where they dumped him in a cotton field.

Reeder and Pena were arrested on November 6, in response to outstanding Lubbock Police Department aggravated robbery warrants thanks to collaboration with multiple law enforcement agencies.

The victim stated that the incident began in the 4100 block of 32nd Street. LSO deputies coordinated with Lubbock Police officers to locate the original crime scene.

Lubbock Police located the stolen vehicle several hours later. The suspects were not located at that time.

Lubbock Police Department Person Crimes detectives began investigating the case and were able to obtain Aggravated Robbery warrants for each of the suspects on Oct. 29. Two days later, the suspects were located and arrested by U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, LSO SWAT and Lubbock Police.

According to the police report, Pena is the victim’s ex-girlfriend.

Both Pena and Reeder have bonds set at $60,000.

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