ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Hobbs man was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms. Ruben Flores, 41, pleaded guilty on April 23 and was sentenced on Sept. 2.
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According to court records in July of 2019, law enforcement was responding to shots fired in Hobbs. Officers located Flores in his car while holding a rifle on his lap.
Flores had also previously been convicted of felonies including forgery, trafficking a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, battery on a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, and possession of a firearm or explosive device by a felon. Once he is released from prison, Flores will be subject to three years of supervised release.