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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hankinson Man Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charges

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Feb. 7, 2013, Anthony Nathaniel Hayes, Jr. of Hankinson, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on charges of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of an unregistered firearm.

Judge Erickson sentenced Hayes, Jr. to nine and one-half years’ imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Hayes, Jr. was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.

Hayes, Jr., 30, pleaded guilty on Aug. 15, 2012, to possessing four firearms and various ammunition including a stolen firearm and a silencer. The incident occurred in the District of North Dakota.
Federal firearms statutes prohibit possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

According to the indictment filed, Hayes, Jr. Was previously convicted of assault in the third degree in Anoka County, Minnesota on July 10, 2006.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015