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Jeremy Wade Jordan Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on June 15, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, JEREMY WADE JORDAN, a 30-year-old resident of Great Falls, pled guilty to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Sentencing has been set for September 27, 2010. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

In 2010, JORDAN was on supervised release for a January 2008 federal conviction for being a felon-in-possession.

In the afternoon of April 2, 2010, law enforcement officers searched JORDAN''s residence. During the search, they located a Taurus .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and various rounds of ammunition.

Before the firearms were found, JORDAN admitted to his probation officer that he had a firearm in the residence, which the officer, with JORDAN's directions, located in a hall closet. This firearm was the Taurus .38 revolver. The probation officer alerted the police officers on site. A second probation officer discovered a loaded .45 caliber pistol. JORDAN told the probation officers that everything that they had found in the apartment belonged to him.

JORDAN faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Great Falls Police Department.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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