CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 35-year-old Corpus Christi man
has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of being a felon in
possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Adam Lee
Rodriguez pleaded guilty Feb. 1, 2018.
Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos sentenced
Rodriguez to 63 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised
In July 2017, officers detained Rodriguez for violating a
park curfew. While speaking with the officers, Rodriguez gave consent to search
his vehicle, at which time authorities discovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic
handgun under his seat. Rodriguez had previously been convicted in state court
for numerous felonies and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms
Rodriguez was taken into federal custody in December 2017
as part of Operation City Shield, an coordinated federal, state and local law
enforcement operation designed to identify violent offenders, stop gun violence
and protect the community.
Rodriguez will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S.
Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
and the Corpus Christi Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant
U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is prosecuting the case.