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Jamestown Man Sentenced for Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon

June 26, 2012

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 26, 2012, David C. Werkhoven of Jamestown, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and revocation of supervised release.

Werkhoven, 52, pleaded guilty on April 3, 2012, to possessing eight rounds of Federal brand 20 gauge shotgun ammunition when he had previously been convicted of possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of firearms by an unlawful user of controlled substance on March 3, 2006, in U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, both felonies.

On January 3, 2012, while Werkhoven was on supervised release, member of U.S. Probation Office for the District of North Dakota, along with law enforcement officer, conducted a supervision search at the Jamestown, N.D. residence of Werkhoven. During the search, eight rounds of 20 gauge Federal brand ammunition were found in Werkhoven’s garage.

Judge Erickson sentenced Werkhoven to 51 month’s imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Erickson also sentenced Werkhoven to an additional three months’ imprisonment for a violation of his supervised release, making the total time of 54 months’ imprisonment. Werkhoven was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley prosecuted the case.




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