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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 115 Months for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition in McKinley County

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Cowey Edsitty, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 115 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Edsitty was arrested in July 2016, on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on May 3, 2016, in McKinley County, N.M. According to court documents, Edsitty was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions for residential burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, aggravated battery, and aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer.


On Dec. 15, 2016, Edsitty pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.


This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine Y. Ramirez prosecuted the case.

Updated April 12, 2017

Firearms Offenses