Anchorage Felon Sentenced to 7.5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffer announced that on February 2, 2010, Zachery Ryan Carey, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 90 months in federal prison for his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The firearm was possessed in connection with an armed robbery of two men in downtown Anchorage.
United States District Court Judge John W. Sedgwick imposed the sentence on Carey, age 28.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Craig M. Warner, Carey, a convicted felon, possessed a firearm that he used to rob two men on 4th Avenue i
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Sedgwick noted the defendant’s significant history of criminal conduct and the need to protect the public. At the time of the offense, Carey was on supervised release for a prior felon-in-possession of a firearm conviction. Carey is yet to be sentenced for violation of the terms of his probation for this earlier offense.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Anchorage Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carey.