A federal judge this week sentenced Nery Rodriguez Diaz, 19, a Salvadoran national living in Chelsea, to 14 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Federal agents arrested Rodriguez Diaz and Elmer Alfaro Hercules in Bremen Street Park on gun charges on May 22, 2018. Rodriguez Diaz had a silver Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver loaded with five rounds, according to the indictment against them. The feds say they were monitoring the park because it had become an MS-13 hangout.
Hercules has already been sentenced to 13 months in prison. Both men entered the country illegally and will be subject to deportation once their sentences are done, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Diaz had been charged by local authorities with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for a 2017 incident in which he and two other men allegedly held somebody down in Everett and stabbed him 22 times, but the case was dismissed in March after the victim, who survived, disappeared, the US Attorney's office reports.