☷Previously Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Firearms Possession
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Previously convicted felon pleads guilty to firearms possession ALBUQUERQUE , N . M . – Richard “Sky” Kuykendall , 42 , of Albuquerque , pleaded guilty today in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition . Kuykendall will remain in custody pending sentencing , which has not been scheduled . A federal grand jury indicted Kuykendall on June 9 , 2021 . According to the plea agreement and other court records , on May 12 , 2021 , Kuykendall was present at the scene of a gun fight in Albuquerque . After that gun fight , Kuykendall possessed a Beretta 9mm pistol . Prior to the offense , Kuykendall , who is originally from Gloucester , Massachusetts , had been convicted of larceny , conspiracy to commit larceny , receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle , unlawful taking of a vehicle , forgery and identity theft . As a previously convicted felon , Kuykendall cannot legally possess a firearm or ammunition . By the terms of the plea agreement , Kuykendall faces 18 months in prison . The FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Albuquerque Police Department . Assistant U . S . Attorneys Paul Mysliwiec and Samuel Hurtado are prosecuting the case . # # #
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