United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Three Men From Sanger In Custody For Firearms Charges
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Docket #: 1:12-cr-337, 1:12-cr-338
FRESNO, Calif. - Three indicted Sanger residents are now in custody after a grand jury brought indictments charging Brian Reyes, 35; Amanda Coronado, 24; and Ray Orozco, 24, all of Sanger with being a felon in possession of firearms or ammunition.
The indictment alleges that on August 10, 2012, Reyes, who has felony convictions for weapons and controlled substance charges, was in possession of .22-caliber ammunition.
The indictment charges that on or about July 18, 2012, Coronado was in possession of a High Standard Marshal .22-caliber revolver. She has a prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance.
According to the indictment, on May 3, 2012, Ororzco was in possession of a shotgun with a barrel length of less than eighteen inches and an overall length of less than twenty-six inches. Orozco has a prior felony conviction for vehicle theft.
These cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), MAGEC, and Sanger Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Sanchez is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory sentencing factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The allegations in the indictment are only accusations and all persons are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.