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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sentences For September 06 – 12, 2013

Luis Solis-Zarza, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 12, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Solis-Zarza was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Edgar Ismael Martinez-Suarez, 25, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 12, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Martinez-Suarez was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Adam David Simkins, 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on September 10, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 1,041 grams of methamphetamine. Simkins was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $250.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Ajay Jariwala, 51, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 9, 2013, for conspiracy to commit arson. Jariwala was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received 72 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, a $10,000.00 fine and restitution in the amount of $50,000.00 to the Fireman’s Fund Insurance. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

David Mickael Gehl, 26, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 9, 2013, for unlawful user of controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Gehl was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. He received 37 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Gretchen Ann Elliot, 54, of Big Bear City, California, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 9, 2013, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and two counts of distribution of at least 500 grams but not more than 1.5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Elliot was arrested in Big Bear City, California. She received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 special assessment and a $200.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

John Marcus Barnes, 45, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 6, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing at least 500 grams but not more than 1.5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Barnes was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Ernesto Joseph Guerrero, 43, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on September 6, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Guerrero was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 84 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Updated July 14, 2015