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Date: 10-16-2019

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United States of America v. Ryan David Green

Case Number: 18-cr-00031

Judge: David Counts

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Midland County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Brandi Young and Glenn Harwood

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Midland, TX - Midland Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses in Connection with the Murder of Two Midlanders in July 2015

A federal judge sentenced 27-year-old Ryan David Green to 35 years in federal prison on firearm and drug trafficking charges in connection with the murder of two Midland residents in July 2015.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge David Counts ordered that Green be placed on supervised release for a period of five years after completing his prison term.

On July 10, 2019, Green pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and, one count of murder resulting from the discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

By pleading guilty, Green admitted that on July 17, 2015, he and his co-defendants—Sean Blake Jobe and Trace Ryan Roland—conspired to murder a Midland man because of drug money the man owed to Roland.

According to court records, in the early morning hours of July 17, 2015, Green and Jobe went to a home in Midland and shot and killed the man and his girlfriend, who were living in a shed behind the home. Then they set fire to the shed and burned the victims beyond recognition.

Earlier this year, both Jobe and Roland pleaded guilty to the same three federal charges. Sentencing for Jobe is scheduled for tomorrow at 9:00am before Judge Counts in Midland. On September 5, 2019, Judge Counts sentenced Roland to 35 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

The Midland Police Department and the DEA investigated this case.

Outcome: 10/10/2019 154 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge David Counts:Sentencing held on 10/10/2019 for Ryan David Green (2). Count(s) 1, Imprisonment of 240 months to run concurrently with Count 3; 3 years Supervised Release to run concurrently with Count 2 & 3; $100.00 Special Assessment fee; No Fine. Count(s) 2, Imprisonment of 120 months to run consecutively to Count 1 & 3; 5 years Supervised Release to run concurrently with Count 1 & 3; $100.00 Special Assessment fee; No Fine. Count(s) 3, Imprisonment of 300 months to run concurrently with Count 1; 5 years Supervised Release to run concurrently with Count 1 & 2; $100.00 Special Assessment fee; No Fine. (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.) (Court Reporter Ann Record.) (se) (Entered: 10/10/2019)

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