Suspect in East Mountain armed robberies takes plea deal

Crime

A man accused of a series of armed robberies in the East Mountains has taken a plea deal.

Alejandro Silva, 32, and his cousin allegedly tried to rob the Ten Points General Store near Chilili and then robbed the Morning Star Store in Tijeras.

They’re then accused of carjacking a postal worker and leading deputies on a chase.

Wednesday in court, both sides agreed to a plea deal.

The state said they want Silva to face 22 years, but the defense is challenging that.

“The state has verbally. and I think they’ll put on the record, agreed that they will not ask for more than 16 years from this court,” said Silva’s defense.

Silva ultimately pleaded guilty to charges including armed robbery and aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer.

The maximum time he faces is still unclear with his sentencing set for next month.

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