A Boise man pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally possessing and transporting firearms, including a machine gun. Ronald Keith Alexander, 37, received a felony conviction in 2001 stemming from a robbery charge. It is against the law for a felon to own or sell a gun. Alexander is being charged with possession of a .308 rifle and a Century Arms 7.62x39 millimeter rifle, as well as transferring a Pioneer Arms 7.62x25 rifle and a machine gun with a shortened barrel. Alexander faces up to ten years in prison for each of the two weapons charges. The government is seeking to confiscate the guns, according to Boise Police. Sentencing is scheduled for July 15.
Co-defendant Phillip Chavez, 29, has not yet entered a plea. The Boise man has been charged with possessing a machine gun and illegally transferring a firearm. His trial is set for August 13.