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Portland Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. – James Rodney Grant, Jr., 36, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman to 70 months in prison and three years supervised release following his plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The charges arose after Grant threatened an individual at a bar with a handgun. The police were called and located Grant leaving the scene in a vehicle. Grant tried to flee from the police, but he eventually crashed his vehicle and was arrested. The police found the handgun, a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, on the route the defendant had traveled while he fled. Grant was prohibited from possessing firearms because of his prior felony convictions for delivery of a controlled substance, assault III and attempt to elude, robbery I, and assault IV (domestic violence).

This case was investigated by the Portland Police Bureau and ATF, and it was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Fred Weinhouse.

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