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Redby felon pleads guilty to possessing a 12-gauge shotgun

August 23, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS—Today in federal court, a 27-year-old Redby man pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Timothy Clarence Stately, who was indicted on April 3, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim.

In his plea agreement, Stately admitted that between May 29 and May 31, 2011, he possessed a 12-gauge, sawed-off shotgun that had an obliterated serial number. At a minimum, he possessed the gun during the late evening of May 30, 2011, through the early morning of May 31, 2011. During that time, he admittedly was involved in numerous felony offenses, including shooting into two occupied dwellings, shooting at another residence as well as a retail establishment, and burglarizing and setting fire to a trailer home. Because he is a felon, Stately is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. He was previously convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey S. Paulsen.

Note, this case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”), an initiative launched by the
U.S. Justice Department in 2001 to promote a multi-jurisdictional, comprehensive approach to
reducing gun crime in America. PSN provides resources to strengthen law enforcement and
crime prevention partnerships that work to make our communities safer.

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