PHOENIX – On Jan. 23, 2019, Sonny James Garcia, 35, of the San Carlos Apache Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 15 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Garcia had previously pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.
On Feb. 15, 2015, San Carlos Police Officers found Garcia in possession of a sawed-off shotgun near his home on the San Carlos Apache Indian Community. Garcia was not legally permitted to possess firearms due to two previous felony convictions in the Superior Court of Arizona, Gila County.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the San Carlos Police Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Simon, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-18-816-PHX-DJH
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-003_ Garcia
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