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Cozad, Nebraska, Man Sentenced for Being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Roque Gonzalez-Segura, 30, of Cozad, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. for being an alien in possession of a firearm. There is no parole in the federal system.  In addition to his prison term, he will serve two years of supervised release following his release from prison. 

On November 15, 2018, Gonzalez-Segura went into the Cozad Police Department and told them that he was involved in a shooting in Lexington, Nebraska, a couple days prior.  The officer observed a bulge in the jacket pocket of Gonzalez-Segura.  A pat-down search was conducted and a 9mm handgun was found.  Gonzalez-Segura is an illegal alien and prohibited from possessing firearms.

This case was investigated by the Lexington Police Department, the Cozad Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated March 20, 2020

Firearms Offenses