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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018

Clovis Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Unregistered Sawed-Off Shotgun

ALBUQUERQUE – Alan William Weber, 37, of Clovis, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to the 49 days of time he has already served in custody to be followed by three years of supervised release for violating the federal firearms laws by possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.  Weber’s term of supervised release will include 15 months of home detention under electronic monitoring during which time Weber will be required to comply with a curfew.  Weber also was ordered to forfeit the eight firearms seized from his residence in Jan. 2017.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arrested Weber on Feb. 23, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with firearms offenses.  According to the complaint, Weber pointed a firearm at an EMS crewmember on Jan. 30, 2017, during a call for service at Weber’s residence.  Law enforcement agents subsequently found a large gun safe in Weber’s residence containing multiple firearms and ammunition while executing a search warrant incident to Weber’s arrest on local charges.  Subsequent investigation in Feb. 2017 by ATF revealed that Weber did not have any firearms registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR) and that Weber previously had been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense.

Weber was indicted on July 27, 2017, and was charged with being a person previously convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unregistered firearm on Jan. 30, 2017, in Curry County, N.M. 

On Nov. 17, 2017, Weber pled guilty possession of an unregistered firearm.  In entering the guilty plea, Weber admitted that on Jan. 30, 2017, he possessed a sawed-off shotgun that was not registered to him in the NFRTR.

This case was investigated by the ATF office in Albuquerque and the Clovis Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Brawley.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated June 22, 2018