CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 34-year-old Corpus Christi man with
a prior felony conviction has been ordered to federal prison for unlawfully
possessing a firearm and ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K.
Patrick. Jacob Winkler pleaded guilty June 17.
Today, U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey handed Winkler
a 41-month sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised
handing down the sentence, the court ordered a probation against gang-related
activity and noted his failure to learn from his previous convictions.
On Jan. 31, law enforcement learned there was a man believed
to be under the influence of drugs and carrying a gun at at a convenience
store. They responded to the scene and found that man – Winkler. They immediately
took him into custody and discovered a loaded handgun located in the cargo
pocket of his shorts.
In 2015, Winkler was convicted for the manufacture and
possession of a pipe bomb and, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm
or ammunition per federal law.
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 Corpus Christi Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Joel Dunn prosecuted the case.