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Durango man accused of New Mexico murder is sentenced in La Plata County

Michael Iain Greer, 28, will serve three years in prison

A Durango man accused of murder in New Mexico has been sentenced to three years in prison on separate charges out of La Plata County for burglary and eluding police.

Michael Iain Greer, 28, was arrested in La Plata County on March 29 for vehicular eluding, a Class 5 felony, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, after leading police on a high-speed car chase.

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne said Greer was sentenced July 7 to three years at the Department of Corrections for the incident.

Greer will also serve a two-year concurrent sentence at the Department of Corrections for a Class 6 felony of theft after stealing items from a home sometime in February or March 2020 on Wildcat Road, a small road off Wildcat Canyon Road (County Road 141) southwest of Durango.

Investigators say Greer broke into the home, stole items such as jewelry and coins, and then sold them to a local pawn shop, according to an arrest affidavit.

Greer is also one of three suspects accused of first-degree murder for the death of a Bloomfield man who was fatally shot April 30.

New Mexico authorities say Greer and another suspect, Mark Lindsey, 43, of Bloomfield shot and killed Leodis Williams, 51. Investigators believe Williams was having an affair with a woman in a relationship with Lindsey.

Suzanne Moore, spokeswoman for the Bloomfield Police Department, said Wednesday authorities there are actively working to extradite Greer.


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