- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man could face decades or life in prison after being convicted of federal charges stemming from armed robberies of multiple businesses.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it prosecuted 55-year-old David Savoy Thomas under a federal initiative targeting what it called “the worst of the worst” offenders.

A federal court jury in Santa Fe returned guilty verdicts Wednesday night against Thomas on four counts of robbing or attempting to rob businesses engaged in interstate commerce.

However, the jury deadlocked on a charge of brandishing a gun during a violent crime.

The robberies committed in 2010 and 2013 involved a restaurant and stores.

Thomas faces up to 20 years in prison on each count, but he could get life in prison if he’s deemed a career criminal.


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