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Case Number: 2:21-cr-00124
Judge: David S. Morales
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Nueces County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Corpus Christi, TX: Felony firearm possession criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Francisco Campos, age 39.
On Aug. 3, 2020, Campos accidentally shot himself with a firearm while cleaning it at his dining room table. Law enforcement responded to the scene and noted blood splatter on the carpet, walls and curtains of the room. They also saw a gunshot hole that went through a curtain, blinds and a window.
Campos was found with a 2nd firearm as the result of a traffic stop that occurred Aug. 22, 2020. This incident also involved the seizure of meth, morphine sulfate pills, meth pipes containing residue, two electronic scales and a butane torch.
He was found again Sept. 24, 2020, in a stolen vehicle. Authorities discovered a firearm under Campos in the passenger seat. It had one round loaded in the chamber.
Campos has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation with the assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety and the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda L. Gould prosecuted the case.
Unlawful transport of firearms
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 65 mos custody BOP; 3 years SRT; mandatory and standard conditions; substance abuse treatment and testing, $100 special assessment.