ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man has been convicted for his role in an armed robbery and chase that ended when a vehicle he was in crashed into an off-duty Albuquerque police officer last October.
Prosecutors say 20-year-old Xavier Montoya was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree kidnapping with a firearm enhancement, conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing from a police officer and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Montoya is facing up to a 52-year prison term when he’s sentenced Nov. 21 in Second Judicial District Court.
He was one of five people arrested in the robbery and chase, but Montoya was the oldest at the time at age 19. The others ranged in age from 13 to 17.
Montoya was charged as an adult in the case.