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Convicted felon charged for possessing firearms

Convicted felon charged for possessing firearms
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 4:02pm

A man convicted of a felony nearly 10 years ago and suspected of battering his wife Sunday afternoon was charged with illegally possessing firearms.

Steven Robert Hejmanowski, 28, of the 1400 block of south Alamo Street, is charged with one count of battery against a household member and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

At around 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, Las Cruces Police were called to the report of a physical confrontation at Hejmanowski’s apartment. Officers learned that Hejmanowski and his wife had been in an argument when Hejmanowski allegedly grabbed the woman and threw her down, causing injuries.

While interviewing the victim, officers learned that Hejmanowski had several firearms in the residence.

After receiving consent to search the apartment officers located two shotguns, a rifle and a semiautomatic pistol in the residence. Detectives learned that Hejmanowski had purchased the firearms between June 2012 and December 2013.

State law forbids the possession of firearms or destructive device by a felon within 10 years of a felony conviction.

Hejmanowski was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center but has since posted bail.


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