RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
KRNV-TV reported Tuesday that 54-year-old Fernando James Valle Sr.’s seven prior felony convictions played a part in his sentencing.
Detectives began investigating Valle after they learned he had sold ammunition to a Carson City pawn shop on three occasions between November 2015 and March 2016.
Detectives also learned that Valle and a female had entered a Reno pawn shop in April 2016 and pawned a shotgun.
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Assistant District Attorney Bruce Hahn argued that Valle fit the Nevada Supreme Court criteria of increasing the penalty for recidivist felons.
Valle pleaded guilty in October to one count of a prohibited person owning or possessing a firearm.
Information from: KRNV-TV, http://www.mynews4.com