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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

ALBUQUERQUE – Donnail Lee Bailey, Jr., 29, of Las Cruces, N.M., pled guilty yesterday in federal court to violating the federal firearms laws without the benefit of a plea agreement.

Bailey was arrested on June 18, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on April 1, 2016, in Dona Ana County, N.M.

During yesterday’s proceedings, Bailey pled guilty to a felony information charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Bailey was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition on April 1, 2016, because of his previous felony convictions for robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

At sentencing, Bailey faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison.  A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Las Cruces Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Y. Armijo is prosecuting the case.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated October 6, 2016