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Monday, January 22, 2018

Laredo Man Gets 10 Years for Illegal Possession


Courtesy Angela Dodge,

 LAREDO, Texas – Ruben Ibarra, 37, of Laredo, Texas, has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today for illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Laredo Police Department Chief Carlos R. Maldonado. The conviction and sentence stems from an altercation at the Coyote Creek Bar and Grill restaurant during the early morning hours of Feb. 28, 2011, involving Ibarra and Fernando Perez, 28, also of Laredo. 

 A federal jury found Ibarra guilty on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, following a one-day-trial and one hour of deliberation, while Perez had pleaded guilty to the charge several weeks earlier. During Ibarra’s trial, the jury heard testimony from four eyewitnesses who positively identified Ibarra as possessing a Glock 9mm pistol with a 30-round clip inside the Coyote Creek Bar and Grill. One witness, an unarmed security guard, testified that after seeing Ibarra with the pistol in hand, he tried to talk him into just leaving the restaurant, but Ibarra reacted by pushing the security guard up against a wall and putting the pistol to the guard’s stomach. Another witness testified that Ibarra chased him into men’s restroom, pointed the pistol at him and then fired it away from the witness before leaving. Other witnesses testified to seeing Ibarra holding the pistol.  United States District Judge Marina García Marmolejo, who presided over the trial, also ordered Ibarra to serve two years of supervised release following completion of his prison term.

Perez is pending sentencing. Both men have been in custody since their arrest on Aug. 19, 2011, where they will remain pending further criminal proceedings. 

 This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. Since its inception in 2001, approximately $2 billion has been committed to this initiative. This funding is being used to hire new federal and state prosecutors, support investigators, provide training, distribute gun lock safety kits, deter juvenile gun crime and develop and promote community outreach efforts as well as to support other gun and gang violence reduction strategies.

 The matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Laredo Police Department. Several police officers have been cross-designated as ATF Task Force Officers working directly with the federal agency, assisting in the investigation of this and other crimes. Assistant United States Attorney Homero Ramirez prosecuted the case.

19 Responses “Laredo Man Gets 10 Years for Illegal Possession”

  1. ruby
    May 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    that was my dad i hope he changes his ways

  2. ruby
    May 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    i will always love my dad and tell him i forgive him this was his daughter ruby

  3. ruby
    May 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    tell him i love him and miss him

  4. Anonymous
    November 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Ruby this your Tio rene

  5. Anonymous
    November 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I would tell him ruby we love you !!!! And misss you!!

  6. November 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    hi ruby this is your tia Yvonne tio edgar Misael Edward Emily we love and miss you call me (956)290-1851 we will tell your dad you forgive him and love him may god bless you always

  7. Leroy I
    November 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Hi ruby it’s Leroy your brother email me when you see this please. We miss you.

  8. Ruby 13 already
    February 28, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Hello it’s me I love you guys just know I still love yau) but I got adopted but I would still want to live with you guys bye love you

  9. Ruby ibarra
    February 28, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Hey guys it’s ruby and can you guys give me your number so I can call you all please love you and miss you bye

  10. Ruby ibarra
    February 28, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Never mine on number sorry I have bye love you

  11. Patricia Ibarra
    February 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    This is your Tia Paty. call me whenever you want mija. I love you. 214-909-4449.

  12. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This is tia yvonne am so glad u call …no matter what we will be always here for u cuz were family …all ur tios,tias & cousins miss u so much…say mija tio rene says to give him a call..903 495-8348 MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS & PROTECT YOU luv ya

  13. Leroy I
    February 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Hey ruby its leroy call me whenever you get another chance plz or email me leighan1991@hotmail.com 956-324-7500. I love you.

  14. Ruby ibarra
    March 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I will try to call all yo guys love yo miss you

  15. Ruby ibarra
    May 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Sorry I have been busy I still will try to get a hold of yaull

  16. Yvonne
    June 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Take ur time …..love you mija we will be here 4 u take care love always ur tia yvonne

  17. Anonymous
    June 2, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Ruby it’s me Jennifer ur tio Rene daughter u can call me at 2143348790

  18. Anonymous
    December 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Ruby merry Christmas , happy new year we love you

  19. Patricia Ibarra
    January 17, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday Ruby! We love you very much. Hope you have a good day, Love you from Gma, Gpa and all your tios and Tias…. Tia Paty.

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