Repeat Offender Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Violating Court Supervision

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Spokane – Today, Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Randy D. McReynolds, age 51, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced after having been convicted by a jury on June 30, 2021 of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.  Senior United States District Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen sentencing McReynolds to a 92-month term of imprisonment, to be following by a 3-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. Judge Nielsen also imposed an 18-month term of imprisonment, to run consecutive to the sentence imposed in the firearm case, after finding that McReynolds violated court supervision stemming from previous federal drug-related convictions.

According to court documents, after receiving a tip, federal probation officers conducted a search of McReynolds’ residence and found a .357 revolver and multiple rounds of ammunition.  McReynolds was under federal court supervision at the time.

Acting United States Attorney Harrington said, “To keep our neighborhoods safe, it is essential that we keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington will prosecute aggressively individuals who illegally possess firearms.  I commend the law enforcement officers with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who investigated this case.”

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This case was prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program.  PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to specifically identify the criminals responsible for violent crime in the Eastern District of Washington and pursue criminal prosecution.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Michael J. Ellis and Timothy J. Ohms, Assistant United States Attorneys for the Eastern District of Washington.

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