A Texas man who was scheduled to stand trial beginning Tuesday in Custer County District Court has entered into a plea agreement and has pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including two counts of first degree murder, malice aforethought, in connection with a December 2015 shooting spree over multiple counties on Interstate 40. Jeremy Doss Hardy was sentenced to six life terms, two without the possibility of parole and four with the possibility of parole. Hardy was also given prison terms of 10 years, 2 years and 2 one-year jail terms in the Custer County Jail, all to be served consecutive to one another. District Attorney Angela Marsee says the defense counsel approached prosecutors yesterday over a possible plea agreement.
Hardy shot several vehicles during the shooting spree and also shot and killed motorists Jeffery Kent Powell of Arapaho and Billie Jean West of Lone Wolf. As part of the plea, Hardy waives all appeals, commutations and pardons, and will not profit from his actions.