Clovis man convicted on firearms charges
A 23-year-old Clovis man was convicted and sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for possessing stolen firearms and retaliating against a state’s witness, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Vianey Marin, 23, was found innocent by the jury of conspiring to commit an armed robbery, the release said.
The charges stem from an armed robbery on July 29, 2004, of a Clovis convenience store in which Marin was the get-away driver, according to the press release. The co-defendant, who Marin attacked at the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to the DA’s office, refused to testify against Marin for his part in the robbery.
The DA’s office will re-file a robbery conspiracy charge against Marin within six months, the release said.
— Staff reports