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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Former Latin Kings' Gang Member sentenced to 37 months prison

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a resident of Anchorage has been sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for his conviction of felon in possession of a firearm. 

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason imposed a 37 month prison sentence on Miguel Carl Myers, 27. 

According to information presented to the court by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin White Bradley, who prosecuted the case, Myers possessed a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol in April 2012.  While in possession of the firearm, Myers pointed the weapon at another individual in an effort to demand payment for a heroin transaction.  Myers then took several credit cards and an identification card belonging to the other individual.  Myers currently has pending charges in state court for robbery in the first degree, assault in the third degree, misconduct involving weapons in the third degree, theft in the second degree, and making a false report.  On December 9, 2011, Myers was convicted in state court of the felony offense of second degree theft.              

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Gleason noted a need to deter the defendant from further criminal conduct, along with a need to avoid disparity in sentencing.  Of particular concern to the court, was the defendant’s history of multiple domestic violence assaults within the City of Anchorage.  In prior state cases, Myers has strangled and assaulted women who were the mothers of his children.  Myers has admitted to a prior affiliation with the Latin Kings street gang in the State of Arizona.                

Ms. Loeffler commends the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Alaska State Troopers for the investigation of this case.  SAUSA Bradley is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases. 

Updated January 29, 2015