Colorado Springs couple pleads not guilty in New Mexico crime spree

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Colorado couple have pleaded not guilty to carjacking and firearms charges in a New Mexico crime spree last year that left a retired Las Cruces police officer dead.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Daniel Allen Lowell and 32-year-old Trista Marie Schlaefli were arraigned Tuesday in a federal court in Las Cruces.

The couple from Colorado Springs were indicted last month and they remain in federal custody pending trial.

In November, the two fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint west of Las Cruces in a stolen pickup truck.

The couple allegedly carjacked an SUV from a family at gunpoint and a subsequent collision killed a former policeman on a motorcycle.

They then attempted to carjack two other vehicles before being arrested by New Mexico State Police.

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