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Roswell felon sentenced to 7 years for firearms

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A Roswell man has been sentenced to 84 months – 7 years – in prison on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Shane Mann, 31, of Roswell, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces Thursday, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico.

He will also be on supervised release for three years upon completion of his prison sentence.

Possession of a firearm or explosives by a prohibited person is a felony punishable by up to 10 years. A person with three or more past convictions for a violent felony and/or a drug trafficking felony can receive a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison without parole, according to information on the U.S. Department of Justice website.

Multiple firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia was discovered when a seach warrant was executed on Mann’s Chaves County residence on Aug. 9, 2017. Items found included a loaded handgun that Mann had concealed under a pillow he was laying on during the execution of the warrant.

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Mann was arrested on the unlawful firearm and ammunition possession charges in February 2018, the press release states.  He was barred from possessing a firearm or ammunition because of past felony convictions on charges of shooting from a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance.

Mann pled guilty May 15 to the charges of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The case was investigated by the Roswell office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Roswell Police Department and the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.