For Immediate Release
Springfield Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition
BOSTON – A Springfield man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.
Hector Navarro, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release. In June 2018, Navarro pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
In September 2016, Navarro possessed a Mossberg, model 500, 12 gauge shotgun. In October 2016, he possessed a Stoeger, model Cougar 8000, 9mm pistol; an Irwindale Arms Inc., model Automag III, .30 caliber pistol; a Coast to Coast, model CC660, 12 gauge shotgun; 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition; one round of .380 ammunition; and three rounds of .30 caliber ammunition.
Due to a prior conviction of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, Navarro is prohibited from possessing firearms.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Lawrence Panetta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.