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Kelly Cecil Campbell Sentenced in U.S. District Court

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on October 24, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, KELLY CECIL CAMPBELL, a 23-year-old resident of Kalispell, appeared for sentencing. CAMPBELL was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 70 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 3 years

CAMPBELL was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

CAMPBELL is a convicted felon and thereby was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Bradley Thompson and X.X. entered a home in Kalispell to rob a friend, Z.Z., of guns so they could sell them in Oregon and get money to buy drugs. A third individual accompanied them to drive the vehicle. While in the house, both Thompson and the other individual had guns and pointed them at Z.Z.'s 16-year-old daughter who was there and made her take them to the safe. They stole the safe and later got numerous guns and a small amount of marijuana from it.

CAMPBELL received some of the stolen firearms from X.X. - a Professional Ordinance Incorporated, Model Carbon 15, .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a Charter Arms, .22LW caliber rifle.

Officers initiated a traffic stop on CAMPBELL's vehicle on July 8, 2011. CAMPBELL was subsequently arrested on a state warrant and his car was searched. The stolen firearms were recovered in the vehicle. CAMPBELL admitted that he and X.X. had planned on traveling to Oregon with the stolen firearms to either purchase drugs or trade the firearms for heroin.

Thompson pled guilty to federal charges.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that CAMPBELL will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, CAMPBELL does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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