Clovis man sentenced to 10 years

Staff report

A Clovis man accused of several felonies, including armed robbery, is headed to prison for 10 years, according to District Attorney Andrea Reeb.

Edgar Ray Thomas, 42, was sentenced by District Judge Fred Van Soelen on Thursday after pleading guilty to four felonies stemming from three violent incidents last year, according to a press release from Reeb.

Reeb said Thomas robbed a man at gunpoint in April 2013 outside a convenience store at 21st Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Thomas bonded out of jail.

Later in July, Thomas was arrested after two incidents in which he was accused of battering a police officer at a convenience store and attacking a man with a hammer at a Clovis home improvement store, Reeb said.

Assistant District Attorney Troy Oliver prosecuted the case.

Thomas was represented by New Mexico Assistant Public Defender David Benetar, who didn’t immediately return telephone calls seeking comment.