Armed Career Criminal Sent to Prison on Firearms Charge
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A local man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of illegal possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Adam Alfredo Flores, 36, of Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty Jan. 4, 2018, to felon in possession of a firearm.
Today, Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack sentenced Flores to 180 months imprisonment to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. Flores had previously been convicted in state court for numerous felonies. In handing down the sentence today, the court determined him to be an armed career criminal.
In July 2017, officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for disregarding a stop sign. Flores was identified as the front seat passenger, at which time authorities discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun underneath his seat. Flores, who had a previous felony conviction, is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition per federal law.
He was taken into custody as a part of Operation City Shield, a coordinated federal, state and local law enforcement effort to identify violent offenders, stop gun violence and protect the community.
In custody since his arrest, Flores will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the CCPD conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is prosecuting the case.