Safford Felon Sentenced Smuggling Illegal Aliens, Possession Of Firearms

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A Safford man, Jordon Mark Skinner, was sentenced last week to 48 months in prison, after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Transport Illegal Aliens for the Purpose of Private Financial Gain, Transportation of Illegal Aliens for the Purpose of Private Financial Gain, and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

Skinner’s sentence is to be followed by 36 months of supervised release.

According to the DOJ, on June 29, 2021, Skinner was arrested by United States Border Patrol agents for smuggling six undocumented noncitizens, including one unaccompanied minor, in a pickup truck. He initially attempted to flee from law enforcement but stopped his truck once agents deployed a tire deflation device. Further investigation revealed that Skinner had over $1,000, stolen firearms, ammunition, six fentanyl pills, and six grams of methamphetamine in his possession.

Skinner is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms and live ammunition.

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