Nacogdoches Felon Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violation

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BEAUMONT, Texas – A Nacogdoches man has been sentenced for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Travis Lane Favro, 47, pleaded guilty on Nov. 4, 2021, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael Truncale.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 16, 2019, law enforcement officers responded to a home in Nacogdoches where Favro had reportedly threatened to kill his parents.  The officers went next door to Favro’s residence and found him barricaded inside.  After a brief standoff, Favro surrendered and was arrested.  Officers searched the residence and found a rifle and a shotgun as well as two homemade silencers.  One of the silencers was attached to the rifle, which found near two large capacity magazines: one 60-round drum magazine and one 30-round magazine.  The officers also discovered that one interior wall of the house was fortified with concrete blocks and gunports that opened to the outside.  There was also a large television nearby that monitored multiple cameras placed outside the residence. Further investigation revealed Favro was a convicted felon having been previously found guilty in state court of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. As a convicted felon, Favro is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.  Favro was indicted on federal firearms violations on Nov. 6, 2019. 

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This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.        

This case was investigated by the Nacogdoches Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Ross.

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