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Friday, January 20, 2017

Sandia Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

ALBUQUERQUE – Robert Lorenzo Perea, 32, of Sandia Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to violating federal firearms laws.


Perea was arrested in Nov. 2016, on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on Jan. 31, 2016, in Sandoval County, N.M. According to the indictment, Perea was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of child abuse and false imprisonment.


During today’s proceedings, Perea pled guilty to the indictment. In entering the guilty plea, Perea, admitted that on March 29, 2010, he was convicted of two counts of child abuse and false imprisonment and was therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition on Jan. 31, 2016.


At sentencing, Perea faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.


This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Sandia Pueblo Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle is prosecuting the case.

Firearms Offenses
Updated January 20, 2017