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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Erin Nealy Cox
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lisa Slimak

Mesquite Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm

DALLAS — Luis Baeza Caro, 33, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 96 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Caro pleaded guilty in November 2017 to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He has been in custody since his arrest in May 2017.

According to information provided at the sentencing hearing, on November 3, 2016, law enforcement were summoned to Caro’s residence after they received complaints of gunshots being fired in the backyard.  Caro, a multi-convicted felon and gang member, was arrested and the police recovered three firearms and marijuana from his residence.

 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Mesquite Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gary Tromblay and Mark Penley prosecuted.

 

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