On June 3, 2013 Detectives of the Carlsbad Police Department, along with
members of the Special Response Team and Patrol Division, began serving
arrest warrants on wanted subjects in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
wanted subjects had outstanding warrants for their arrest stemming from
a six-month long investigation into armed robberies occurring in
Carlsbad, Artesia, and Hobbs, New Mexico. The investigation was a
collaborative effort between the Carlsbad Police Department, Artesia
Police Department, Hobbs Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of
These six individuals conspired together to
commit five armed robberies. These robberies include: The Family Dollar
in Artesia (November 15, 2012), Shop N Go in Carlsbad (November 28,
2012), The Family Dollar in Carlsbad (December 2, 2012), The Dollar
General in Hobbs (December 9, 2012), and Dominoâ€™s Pizza in Artesia
(January 6, 2013).
Federal arrest warrants were issued for each
of the individuals involved in these robberies charging each of them
with “Knowingly interfering with commerce by threat or violence through
The maximum sentence for each count is 20 years in
federal prison and a fine. Of the six individuals charged, five of them
were apprehended and arrested.
These five individuals are:
Maurice Williams – 34 of Carlsbad, New Mexico (two counts); Bennie
Juarez – 27 of Loving, New Mexico (five counts); Rance Williams – 23 of
Carlsbad, New Mexico (two counts); Logan Magby – 19 of Carlsbad, New
Mexico (two counts); and Tyler Williams – 18 of Carlsbad, New Mexico
On Nov. 15, 2012, The Family Dollar in Artesia, New
Mexico was robbed by Bennie Juarez and Maurice Williams. Williams and
Juarez are accused of robbing this store by wearing masks to conceal
their identity, gloves, and hooded sweatshirts.
Each of them
carried a handgun. Williams is accused of striking a store cashier in
the head during the commission of this robbery. Juarez and Williams left
the store with an estimated $3,400 in cash.
On November 28,
2012 The Shop N Go in Carlsbad, New Mexico was robbed by Bennie Juarez
and Rance Williams. Juarez and Williams used masks to conceal their
identity, wore gloves, and hooded sweatshirts. Each of them is accused
of carrying a handgun during the robbery. Juarez and Williams robbed the
store of $2,224 in cash. During the robbery Juarez and Williams pointed
handguns at two store clerks and one store patron.
On Dec. 2,
2012 The Family Dollar in Carlsbad, New Mexico was robbed by Bennie
Juarez and Maurice Williams. Juarez used masks to conceal their
identities, gloves, and hooded sweatshirts. Each of them carried a
handgun. Juarez and Williams ordered employees to the ground. Juarez
and Williams robbed this store of approximately $9,000 in cash.
Dec. 9, 2012 the Dollar General in Hobbs, New Mexico was robbed by
Bennie Juarez, Rance Williams, and Tyler Williams. Juarez and Rance
Williams entered the Dollar General armed with handguns, wearing masks
to conceal their identity, gloves, and hooded sweatshirts. Juarez and
Rance Williams ordered one employee to open the safe, and bound another
employee with duct tape on the ground. When Juarez and Williams left the
store they had taken approximately $9,500 in cash. Tyler Williams drove
the three subjects to Hobbs to commit the robbery.
6, 2013 the Dominoâ€™s Pizza in Artesia, New Mexico was robbed by Bennie
Juarez, Mario Muro, Logan Magby, and Tyler Williams. Juarez and Muro
entered the store and robbed the store carrying a handgun, wearing masks
to conceal their identity, gloves, and a hooded sweatshirt. Magby and
Williams stayed inside their vehicle. Magby drove the four subjects to
Artesia, and Williams listened for police as Juarez and Muro robbed the
store. The total amount taken was approximately $1,200 in cash.
total amount taken by this group of individuals totaled approximately
$24,624 in cash. Each of them was taken before Federal Magistrate Judge
Kea Riggs on June 4, 2013. They were each ordered remanded to the
custody of the U.S. Marshall.
Mario Muro has yet to be
apprehended, and is believed to be in either the Van Horn, Texas, or the
Carlsbad, New Mexico area. Muro is described as being five foot seven
inches tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds, with brown hair and
brown eyes. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, and should not
If anyone sees Muro, or knows of his whereabouts,
please contact police immediately. If anyone has more information
pertaining to this case please contact Det. Sgt. Allen Sanchez at
575-885-2111 extension 224, or the FBI office in Roswell, New Mexico.