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ETX felon indicted for possession of a firearm

According to US District Attorney John Bales, Victor Vasquez, 34, of Fairfield, Texas, was indicted on charges of Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of Ammunition.  If convicted, he could receive imprisonment of up to 3 years and a fine of not more than $250,000, or both for each charge. In addition, the defendant will receive a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years and a mandatory special assessment of $100.00 for each charge.

The indictment alleges that on April 4, 2012,  Vasquez was stopped by a Rusk Police Department Officer for speeding in the 1600 block of Highway 84, in Rusk, Texas.  Vasquez was arrested for DWI, and a search warrant resulted in the seizure of a prohibited firearm (sawed off 12 gauge shotgun.)  In addition, he was found to be in possession of a rifle, shotgun shells and rifle cartridges.  Possession of firearms and ammunition are prohibited for Vasquez since he was convicted of attempted aggravated burglary, in Bourbon County, Kansas on October 17, 2001.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Assistant United States Attorney Jim Noble is prosecuting the case.

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