Peñasco robbery trio arraigned in Taos

No-bond hold hearings forthcoming for two suspects

By John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 11/14/19

Three men accused in an armed robbery of a Peñasco food market this week appeared for arraignments in Taos Magistrate Court on Thursday (Nov. 14).

Terance Quintana, 22, who New Mexico State …

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Peñasco robbery trio arraigned in Taos

No-bond hold hearings forthcoming for two suspects

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Three men accused in an armed robbery of a mini mart in Peñasco this week appeared for arraignments in Taos Magistrate Court on Thursday (Nov. 14).

Terance Quintana, 22, who New Mexico State Police believe was the main actor in the robbery, was arraigned on seven counts: armed robbery; conspiracy to commit armed robbery; assault with intent to commit a violent felony; attempt to commit child abuse; possession of a controlled substance; tampering with evidence; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Quintana's alleged accomplices, Andrew Romero, 28, and Christopher Shemayme, 24, were each arraigned on charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Officers believe Quintana robbed Pacheco's High Road Market on Tuesday (Nov. 12) while Romero and Shemayme waited for him in his father's truck.

Surveillance footage recorded by cameras in the store allegedly shows Quintana holding a female cashier at gunpoint, firing a shot into the ceiling and grabbing cash from the register before fleeing out the door.

Officers arrested the trio at Quintana's father's house, where they found the handgun they believe was used in the robbery and clothing seen on surveillance.

Romero allegedly admitted to some details of the robbery, telling officers that he, Quintana and Shemayme drove with the stolen money to a residence in Ojo Sarco to buy heroin immediately after.

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