New details released about role of accomplice in deputy's murder

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MILLARD COUNTY -- New information was released Wednesday in the case against Ruben Chavez-Reyes. He is the man charged as an accomplice in the death of a Millard County deputy last January.

Details of his involvement in the crime have been limited until now.

Chavez-Reyes told investigators his friend, Miramontes Roman, called him early Jan 5. after a car wreck in Nephi and asked for a ride.

On Wednesday Chavez-Reyes spoke during a preliminary hearing in Fillmore, saying he didn't initially know the man was wanted for killing a cop.

Chavez-Reyes drove Roman to Salt Lake City before he learned he was wanted for killing the officer, Josie Greathouse Fox.

At that point, Chavez-Reyes says he decided since he was already involved he would continue to help his friend.

The two hatched a plan to escape to Mexico, but officers found them sleeping in a shed in Beaver the next day.

A judge ordered Chavez-Reyes to stand trial on second and third-degree felonies in the case, including obstruction of justice, evidence tampering and burglary.

Roman has been charged with capital murder.


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