January 29, 2015

Final Defendant Sentenced in Odessa Credit Union ATM Theft Case

In midland today, U.S. District Judge Robert A. Junell sentenced 25–year-old Jordan Reese Brashear of Odessa, to 33 months in federal prison for robbing a local credit union ATM announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Junell ordered that Brashear pay, jointly and severally with co-defendants, $30,262.60 restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term. Brashear’s co-defendants, 35-year-old Kelly Lee Harjo and 48–year-old Steven Lee Holstead, received two-year federal prison terms for their roles in the ATM theft. All three pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of credit union property.

According to court records, the three defendants used a forklift to steal an ATM from the Complex Community Credit Union on March 5, 2014. The defendants managed to steal over $30,000 from inside the ATM.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) together with the Odessa Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John Klassen prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.