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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Zuni Pueblo Man Sentenced for Conviction on Federal Firearms and Residential Burglary Charges

ALBUQUERQUE – John David Lee Bacy, 25, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for his conviction on firearms and residential burglary charges in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M. Bacy will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Bacy was charged in a three-count indictment filed on March 23, 2016, with unlawfully possessing stolen firearms on Aug. 13 and 14, 2014, and with residential burglary on Aug. 13, 2014. Bacy committed these crimes on Zuni Pueblo in McKinley County, N.M.


On July 20, 2016, Bacy pled guilty to unlawfully possessing stolen firearms and committing a residential burglary on Aug. 13, 2014. In entering the guilty plea, Bacy admitted entering a residence on the Zuni Indian Reservation, prying open a gun safe, and taking firearms without the owner’s authorization. Bacy also admitted that he attempted to pawn three of the firearms the next day.


This case was investigated by the Zuni Tribal Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 22, 2017