COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A convicted felon is back behind bars, sentenced to 51 months after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm just three days after his last release from prison.
Anthony Ishmael Medina, 20, of Colorado Springs, served his first prison term after being convicted for vehicular assault. He got out on July 19, 2013.
Just three days after his release onto parole for that case, state parole officers searched his home. They found a JC Higgins, model 20, 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun in Medina's bedroom closet.
"Colorado Springs Police officers and ATF agents later determined that Medina admitted to possessing the weapon, and that he couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it," Department of Justice Spokesman Jeff Dorschner wrote in a press release. "During the sentencing hearing it was revealed that Medina was an admitted member of the "Los Meadows Varrios" street gang, which is affiliated with the Surenos."
Medina was sentenced Tuesday and immediately began his sentence. After finishing this prison term, the judge ordered he will serve three years on supervised release.