Edgerton man sentenced for immigration, gun crimes
Updated On: Mar 06 2014 07:14:01 PM CST
A Dominican Republic citizen was sentenced to 21 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a state Department of Justice release.
Aneudy Benitez-Martinez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman Thursday. Benitez-Martinez pleaded guilty to these charges on Nov. 13.
According to the office of U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudril, Benitez-Martinez was arrested in Edgerton for illegally re-entering the United States on Aug. 22, 2013. During the arrest, officers found a .44 Magnum revolver in his home.
In a post-arrest interview, Benitez-Martinez admitted to illegally re-entering the country and possessing a firearm. Benitez-Martinez has a prior felony conviction for distribution of cocaine from the state of Oklahoma, according to the report.
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