Vincent Lee Garner Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 28, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, VINCENT LEE GARNER, age 48, was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 38 months
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 3 years
GARNER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to failure to register as a sexual offender.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
From the fall of 2011 through October 2012, GARNER had traveled to Montana from out of state and failed to register as a sex offender once he arrived in Montana. GARNER was required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 1999 sex offense conviction from Oregon.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that GARNER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, GARNER 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 United States Marshals Service.