Border militia leader sentenced to 21 months in federal prison | KOB 4

Border militia leader sentenced to 21 months in federal prison

Border militia leader sentenced to 21 months in federal prison

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: April 15, 2020 11:50 AM
Created: April 15, 2020 11:20 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 70-year-old Larry Mitchell Hopkins, also known as Johnny Horton Jr., has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Hopkins led a militia called the United Constitutional Patriots. They detained asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

In his plea agreement, Hopkins admitted to owning 9 pistols, rifles and shotguns.

He also admitted to possessing ammunition even after being previously convicted of felony offenses in Michigan, Oregon, and South Dakota — including illegal weapon possession and impersonating a peace officer. 


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