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A woman who pleaded guilty in to three felonies related to a summer Glenrock crime spree was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison.

A judge sentenced Santana Keener to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin or methamphetamine and aiding and abetting a carjacking, plus another 10 years for discharging a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. She will also be required to pay more than $7,000 in restitution.

Keener pleaded guilty to the three crimes in December. As part of her plea deal, an additional three charges against her were dropped.

The crime spree began on June 3 when law enforcement tried to stop Keener and Christopher Eads’ vehicle. The two led authorities on a chase down Interstate 25, according to court documents.

During the chase, Eads fired at pursuing vehicles before exiting the interstate by Glenrock, court documents indicate. Police said Eads then broke into a home, assaulted an elderly woman and stole her car.

Authorities arrested Keener in Douglas. Eads then drove back to Casper in two stolen vehicles before hiding in a local car shop, according to the documents. Officers arrested him after hours of negotiations.

Keener later told investigators that she and Eads had been traveling with a “large amount of controlled substances,” documents show.

Eads’ sentencing is set for March. He pleaded guilty to six felonies in December.

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Crime and Courts Reporter

Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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