ALBUQUERQUE – Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who also is known as Johnny Horton Jr., 70, of Flora Vista, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A grand jury indicted Hopkins April 24, 2019 for this offense.
In his plea agreement, Hopkins admitted committing this offense in San Juan County by possessing nine pistols, rifles and shotguns Nov. 28, 2017. Hopkins also admitted possessing ammunition after being previously convicted of felony offenses in Michigan, Oregon and South Dakota, including illegal weapon possession and impersonating a peace officer.
Hopkins is in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces up to 10 years in prison for this offense.
The FBI investigated this case. The Sunland Park Police Department assisted in arresting Hopkins. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe is prosecuting the case.