Judge won't release Deming man, son in gun case

Posted at: 12/19/2012 7:38 AM
By: The Associated Press

 LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge is refusing to release a Deming man and his son from jail before they are sentenced for making false statements during a 2011 firearms sting at their gun store.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack turned away requests by lawyers for 57-year-old Rick Reese and his 25-year-old son Ryin Reese on Tuesday.

Both Reeses were acquitted of the most serious charges they faced during a trial in August. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office tells the Las Cruces Sun-News sentencing for the Reeses has yet to be scheduled.

Judge Brack will consider the Reeses' motion for a new trial in January.

The U.S. attorney's office says the Reeses face up to five years in prison.

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