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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Larry Mitchell Hopkins sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for illegal firearm possession in New Mexico

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who is also known as Johnny Horton Jr., 70, of Flora Vista, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque today to 21 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

            Hopkins previously pleaded guilty to this offense on Jan. 2.  In his plea agreement, Hopkins admitted committing this offense in San Juan County, New Mexico by possessing nine pistols, rifles, and shotguns on Nov. 28, 2017.  Hopkins also admitted possessing ammunition after being previously convicted of felony offenses in Michigan, Oregon, and South Dakota, including illegal weapon possession and impersonating a peace officer. 

            The FBI investigated this case.  The Sunland Park Police Department assisted in arresting Hopkins.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 
20-065
Updated April 15, 2020