Omaha Man Sentenced for Firearm Possession
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Brandon L. Tegels, 20, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in Omaha on January 17, 2012, by United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp, to serve 18 months in prison, for possessing an illegally short shotgun, in violation of federal law. In addition to his prison term, he will serve one year of supervised release following his release from prison.
At 2:39 pm on May 18, 2011, Omaha Police were dispatched to the area of 7303 N. 39th Avenue Circle for multiple shots fired nearby. A black male had reportedly been seen exiting the woods near 39th and Forest Lawn Avenue holding a shotgun and getting into a gray vehicle. When Officers located the car; it contained three males, including the driver Brandon Tegels. There was a shotgun shell in the inside handle of the driver’s door. There were also shotgun shells on the passenger seat and floorboard, and .223 ammunition on the passenger floorboard. In the trunk were a short shotgun and an SKS behind a speaker box, under a red towel. A 30 round magazine was also present. The short shotgun was not registered to anyone, as required by federal law.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.