Lexington Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 22, 2013|
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on April 22, 2013, John Francisco Lastra, age 28 of Lexington, Nebraska, was sentenced to five years and 10 months (70 months) in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in May 2010. Following the prison term, Lastra will serve three years on supervised release.
On May 30, 2010, Darcey Lee of Lexington was killed in an accidental shooting at her Lexington residence. In June of 2010, Lexington Police investigators were provided with Lee’s digital camera which contained photos of persons handling the same shotgun which had killed Lee. Several photos dated May 24, 2010, showed John Lastra holding that shotgun. Lastra had a prior felony conviction for third-degree assault on a pregnant person from Dawson County in 2009 and California felony convictions for felon in possession of a firearm in 2006 and possession with intent to sell cocaine base in 2004. Lastra was arrested on a federal warrant on August 3, 2012, and has been in custody since that date.
The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Lexington Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol.