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Friday, March 16, 2018

Springfield Man Charged with Firearms Offenses

BOSTON – A Springfield man was charged yesterday in federal court in Springfield with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Hector Navarro, 29, was charged by indictment with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Navarro is scheduled to have an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson on Monday, March 19, 2018.

According to the indictment, in September 2016, Navarro possessed a Mossberg, model 500, 12 gauge shotgun, and in October 2016, he possessed a Stoeger, model Cougar 8000, 9mm pistol; an Irwindale Arms Inc., model Automag III, .30 caliber pistol; a Coast to Coast, model CC660, 12 gauge shotgun; approximately 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition; approximately one round of .380 ammunition; and approximately three rounds of .30 caliber ammunition.

Due to a prior conviction of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, the defendant is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, at least one year of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 

Firearms Offenses
Updated March 16, 2018