Billings felon sentenced to prison for illegal possession of firearm

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BILLINGS — A Billings felon who admitted to illegally possessing a firearm after he pointed a loaded gun at an individual was sentenced today to 21 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Christian Mikal David Bramley, 22, pleaded guilty in August to prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

Court documents filed by the government alleged that on Dec. 2, 2020 in Billings, Bramley pointed a loaded pistol at a man who told his neighbors to quiet down. Bramley fled the scene but was pulled over by Billings police officers. At the time, Bramley was on state probation for a 2019 felony criminal endangerment conviction in Yellowstone County and prohibited from possessing firearms. State probation officers authorized a search of the car and located a pistol in a backpack belonging to Bramley. Bramley admitted to possessing the pistol and threatening the victim.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crime driven by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.

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