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Las Cruces Man Sentenced to Sixty-Three Months for Unlawful Possession of Firearm And Ammunition

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jesus Coronado, 33, of Las Cruces, N.M., was sentenced in Las Cruces federal court this afternoon to 63 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Coronado will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence.
Coronado was arrested on April 26, 2013, on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Coronado subsequently was charged in a two-count indictment with unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition in Doña Ana County, N.M., on Oct. 26, 2011 and again on Dec. 14, 2012.  At the time, Coronado was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of receiving and transferring stolen property in 2002; receiving stolen property in 2004 and 2008; attempting to commit residential burglary in 2010; and residential burglary in 2011, in the 3rd Judicial District Court for the State of New Mexico.

On Jan. 21, 2014, Coronado pled guilty to both counts of the indictment and admitted that he unlawfully possessed a 12 gauge shotgun on Oct. 26, 2011, and a 9mm handgun on Dec. 14, 2012. 

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Explosives and the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Y. Armijo of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.

Updated January 26, 2015