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Davon Lymon Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Davon Lymon Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Lymon could face up to 30 years in prison on the charges. Sentencing has yet to be scheduled.

BY RENE THOMPSON

Davon Lymon, the man accused of killing Albuquerque police officer Daniel Webster last year, pleaded guilty in a federal court Monday on heroin trafficking and firearms charges. Lymon entered the plea without any plea agreement in the three-count federal indictment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Lymon allegedly shot and killed Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster during a traffic stop last October, and at the time, he was prohibited from possessing firearms because he had previously been convicted of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, fraud and forgery.

Lymon could face up to 30 years in prison on the charges. Sentencing has yet to be scheduled. There is also a separate four-count federal firearms indictment in which he has pleaded not guilty. Four of the charges are related to the traffic incident where Lymon allegedly shot at Webster six times. If convicted in the second indictment, Lymon could face an additional maximum of 40 years. Trial for the count four charges is set for Aug. 1, and a trial date for counts one through three have yet to be set.

U.S. attorneys are prosecuting the two cases against Lymon as part of a federal anti-violence initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders for federal prosecution. According to the DOJ statement, because New Mexico’s violent crime rate, on a per capita basis, is one of the highest in the nation, New Mexico’s law enforcement community is collaborating to target repeat offenders from counties with the highest violent crime rates, including Bernalillo County.

 

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Rene Thompson is a staff reporter at ABQ Free Press. Email her at rene@freeabq.com.

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