Federal Gun Charge in Lincoln County Case
KSAL Staff - April 13, 2017 1:00 pm
The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.
A man from Mexico is facing a federal gun charge in a Lincoln County case.
According to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall, 28-year-old Cesar Humberto Melandez-Morales, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm while in the United States. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 5th in Lincoln County.
If convicted, Melandez-Morales faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.