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Felon in Possession of Firearm Sentenced to 120 Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2013

EUGENE, Ore. – On June 18, 2013, Klamath Falls resident Kevin Rowdy Hurst, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 120 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Upon his release from prison, Hurst will be on supervised release for three years. 

On August 13, 2011, a Klamath County Sheriff’s Officer encountered Hurst biking the streets of Klamath Falls while carrying a loaded AR-15.  When confronted, Hurst threw the rifle over a fence and eluded officers.  Defendant has multiple felony convictions and a lengthy criminal history.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.

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