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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Mexico

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 26, 2018
John C. Anderson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Elizabeth Martinez

Albuquerque Felon Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

ALBUQUERQUE – Jonah Jeter, 24, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to violating the federal firearms laws by being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Jeter in Feb. 2017, on a two-count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition on Nov. 17, 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M. Jeter was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of second-degree murder.

During today’s proceedings, Jeter pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. In entering the guilty plea, Jeter, a previously convicted felon, admitted that he was unlawfully in possession of a firearm, which he threw into the yard of an Albuquerque residence on Nov. 17, 2015.

At sentencing, Jeter faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. Jeter remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David M. Walsh and Kimberly A. Brawley.

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