Border militia participant convicted of federal gun charge

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Posted: Sep 30, 2015 6:10 PM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has convicted a member of a border militia of federal firearms crimes after guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found in his motel room after a friendly fire incident involving a Border Patrol agent.

Kevin Lyndel Massey was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in custody pending sentencing Jan. 4. He could receive up to 10 years in prison per count.

Massey's arrest was sparked by an August 2014 incident in which a Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants near the Texas-Mexico border fired several shots at a man armed with a rifle. The man was subsequently identified as a member of a border militia looking for immigrants. He wasn't injured.