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Grants Pass Man Sentenced to 77 Months in Prison for Possessing Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore. - On Monday, January 7, 2013, U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced David Maurice Garrick, 43, of Grants Pass, Oregon, to 77 months in federal prison based on his previous guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On April 16, 2012, a Grants Pass, Oregon Police officer observed Garrick riding a bicycle. The officer recognized him from several prior contacts and was aware that Garrick had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Garrick attempted to elude the officer but crashed his bike and fled. The officer gave chase and apprehended Garrick at gunpoint, discovering a loaded .22 revolver concealed in defendant's overalls.

Over the last twenty-five years, Garrick has been convicted of numerous felonies in state court, including supplying contraband, Assault III, unauthorized use of a vehicle, first degree burglary, robbery in the third degree, possession of methamphetamine, and delivery of a controlled substance.

This case was investigated jointly by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas W. Fong.

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