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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 14, 2018
Ryan K. Patrick
, United States Attorney
Contact: Angela Dodge

Local Man Gets More Than Eight Years for Illegally Possessing Firearm

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 27-year-old Corpus Christi man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Cody Anthony Hernandez pleaded guilty Feb. 20, 2018.

 

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey sentenced Hernandez to 102 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

 

In July 2017, authorities were conducting surveillance when they observed Hernandez, who had outstanding municipal warrants, arrive at the location. When officers approached Hernandez, they could see the grip of a handgun inside a backpack that was located in his vehicle. Hernandez was arrested for the warrants and officers recovered a .40 caliber Glock handgun loaded with a 30 round magazine. Hernandez had previously been convicted of a felony and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms and ammunition.

 

In custody since his arrest on the federal indictment, Hernandez will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.

 

The Corpus Christi Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is prosecuting the case.

 

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