Fresno County Man Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Ammunition

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FRESNO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd sentenced Alejandro Chavarria, 34, of Mendota, on Friday, Sept. 24,  to five years and four months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Oct. 10, 2020, Chavarria was arrested in Oakhurst in possession of a handgun with a loaded extended magazine, two disassembled AR-style rifles, and numerous rounds of ammunition. Chavarria attempted to flee from police at the scene. Chavarria has been convicted of attempted carjacking, drug possession and robbery, and is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. He was on parole for robbery at the time of his arrest.

This case was the product of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Fresno Police Department, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Schuh prosecuted the case.

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