Rio Rancho man sentenced for robbing woman at gunpoint in 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who forced a woman to empty her bank account before leading deputies on a chase through Albuquerque on New Year’s Day in 2022 was sentenced to five years in prison. Aron Leon used a gun to rob the woman at an ATM outside a bank near Rio Bravo and Second St. and got away with more than $300. He was asked caught in a stolen Jeep after a lengthy chase by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

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Leon pled no contest to second-degree armed robbery last year and had five other charges dropped in the process. The state asked for the maximum sentence of nine years. His lawyer argued that he’s already serving time on federal charges and asked that he be put on probation for five years. “The court at this time will sentence the defendant to five-years in the department of corrections. Sir, you won’t actually go to the Department of Corrections because the time will run concurrent to your federal sentence,” said Judge Courtney Weaks.

The day before this armed robbery, Leon carjacked three people over the span of 4.5 hours including the Jeep he was caught in. Leon was sentenced to more than 23 years on three federal carjacking charges.

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