Colorado fugitive sentenced to prison on local charges

A Colorado fugitive was sentenced Tuesday to three to five years in prison on two firearms charges. 23 year old Bruno Hernandez was found guilty in December by a Scotts Bluff County District Court jury of two counts of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm. Judge Leo Dobrovolny gave Hernandez the same sentence on each count, with the sentences to be served concurrently. Hernandez also receives credit for 404 days in jail.

Hernandez was taken into custody at the Super 8 Motel December 15th, 2011 on a Colorado warrant for failing to appear on attempted 1st Degree murder, witness tampering and weapons charges in a Fort Lupton case.

Hernadez was initially charged with felony drug and weapons counts but Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner filed new charges after District Judge Randy Lippstreu ruled authorities needed a warrant to search for the drugs seized in the case.

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