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McAllen Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Using A Gun

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

McALLEN, Texas – Oscar Eduardo Juarez has been ordered to prison in relation for his use of a weapon in relation to a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. He pleaded guilty Nov. 24, 2014.

Today, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez ordered the 19-year-old McAllen man to serve 120 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release.

The investigation revealed that on May 15, 2014, Juarez used a 9mm handgun to forcibly take a vehicle from an individual at a local nightclub. Later that evening, officers with the McAllen Police Department located the weapon and apprehended Juarez.

He will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the McAllen Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan Villescas and James Sturgis prosecuted the case.

Updated April 30, 2015