Farmington man pleads guilty to firearms charge

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Farmington resident previously convicted of multiple felonies including armed robbery, aggravated robbery, domestic abuse, assault and battery has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

David Lawrence Krueger, 39, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to unlawfully possessing firearms. Because he had been convicted of felonies, Krueger was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, according to the press release.

He was arrested on Sept. 28 on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm on Jan. 25, 2017, in Sandoval County and on Feb. 1, 2017, in San Juan County.

Krueger faces up to 10 years in prison. However, if the court determines that he is an armed career criminal, his sentence could be increased to at least 15 years in prison, according to the press release. If the court rules that Krueger is an armed career criminal, he could receive a sentence of life imprisonment, according to the press release.

A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.