Gering man convicted on 11 felony counts

A 28 year old Gering man has been found guilty on 11 separate counts for threatening and assaulting Scottsbluff residents with a firearm last September.

28 year old Ray Camacho of Gering was convicted by a Scotts Bluff County District Court jury on five counts of terroristic threats, five counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony(terroristic threats) and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The verdict, read shortly before 4 P.m. Tuesday afternoon, capped a three day trial. The jury deliberated for approximately an hour and a half.

Court documents say Camacho and 27 year old James Billingsley were taken into custody after a car they were riding in was stopped by law enforcement on Highway 26 near the Monument Mall. The men were involved in a disturbance with two people at an East Overland business parking lot where a firearm was brandished. Police also say they entered a home in Scottsbluff where a man was attacked with a weapon while an armed male looked on. There was also another Scottsbluff residence where two people were threatened with a firearm. Ammunition and a firearm were recovered when their vehicle was stopped by law enforcement.

Camacho will be sentenced by Judge Randy Lippstreu March 15th at 2 p.m. Billingsley entered a no contest plea to use of a weapon to commit a felony in exchange for a terroristic threats count being dismissed. Billingsley has yet to be sentenced.

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