ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Texas man accused of armed robbery, carjacking and firearm offenses in New Mexico two months ago has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say 23-year-old Lane Michael Reed of Killeen was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque. He remains detained pending trial, which has yet to be scheduled.
A seven-count indictment last week charged Reed with armed robbery of two businesses involved in interstate commerce; carjacking; using, brandishing and discharging a firearm in relation to crimes of violence; and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He allegedly robbed gas stations and convenience stores at gunpoint in New Mexico on July 24 and 25.
Reed also allegedly carjacked a pickup truck on July 25 in Miguel County and unlawfully possessed firearms and ammunition in two other New Mexico counties.