LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – One of the suspects in a high-speed chase that killed a retired Las Cruces police officer is facing life in prison.
Daniel Allen, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to carjacking resulting in death and other charges. Lowell and 32-year-old Trista Marie Schlaefli led police on a chase in 2017 after fleeing from a Border Patrol checkpoint in a stolen truck. When they got to Las Cruces, they ran into retired Officer J.R. Stewart, killing him.
Schlaefli took a plea deal back in November.