By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

Rance Williams, 23, and Maurice Williams, 35, both of Carlsbad, entered guilty pleas Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to violating the Hobbs Act by robbing businesses engaged in interstate commerce.

The Hobbs Act is a federal law that extends penalties to suspects who have been convicted of robbing or extorting sources of trade or commerce. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.