On Sunday, Nov. 10 at about 4:10 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers from Taos responded to an armed robbery at the High Road Market in Penasco.
During investigation, NMSP officers learned a male individual identified as Terance Quintana, 21, of Penasco, entered the High Road Market, armed with a firearm and robbed the business. During the robbery, Quintana fired the gun into the ceiling of the business in the vicinity of a child. Quintana left with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers located a cartridge inside the business and collected it as evidence.
NMSP officers identified Quintana through video surveillance from the business. They also tracked down Quintana and two other males, Andrew Romero, 28, of Las Vegas and Christopher Shemayme 25, of Penaso at a residence in Penasco. Officers observed Quintana wearing the clothing he had been described as wearing during the robbery. He was immediately arrested and taken into custody without further incident.
Following his arrest, Quintana was found to be in possession of a small plastic bag of heroin. During a search of the residence, officers located a handgun and white bandana believed to have been used during the robbery inside Quintana’s bedroom. Officers also learned that Romero and Shemayme were both involved in the armed robbery. Both were arrested and taken into custody without further incident. All three were transported and booked into the Taos County Detention Center.
Terance Quintana is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with intent to commit a violent felong, attempt to commit a felony abuse of a child, tampering with evidence, negligent use of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Photo Courtesy NMSP
Andrew Romero is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Photo Courtesy NMSP
Christopher Shemayme is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Photo Courtesy NMSP