ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a string of armed robberies and a home invasion.
Between 2012 and 2013, 20-year-old Joel Meeks was involved in a rash of crimes across Bernalillo County.
He pulled a gun on an employee at an Albuquerque smoke shop demanding cash.
The next day, he held up a convenience store and fired a shot before he left.
And a month later, Meeks hog-tied a victim and left him to drown in a bathtub. The victim survived.
Meeks faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced.
His co-defendant Raul Ortega pleaded guilty last month. He faces up to 20 years in prison.