Brawley man sentenced to 5 years for felon in possession of fire

Brawley man sentenced to 5 years for felon in possession of firearm

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EL CENTRO, CA- A Brawley man has been sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for being a previously convicted felon in possession a firearm.

Salvador Villegas Jr. was arrested for a parole violation in December 2010, after several firearms were found at his residence during a parole search.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Brawley Police Officers, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation-Parole conducted an investigation and identified Villegas Jr. as the owner of the firearms.

In June of 2011 a federal criminal complaint was filed by ATF charging Villegas Jr. of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He plead guilty to the charge in August 2011.

In addition to the 64 months in prison, he was also sentenced to 3 years of supervised release.

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