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Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

February 04, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. – On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Michael Lee Fry, 38, of Douglas County, Oregon, to a prison term of 15 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Following his release from prison, the defendant will be on supervised release for five years. 

On November 13, 2011, a Sutherlin Police Officer stopped the defendant’s vehicle for a traffic violation and for suspicion that the defendant was driving under the influence.  A female passenger ran away from the vehicle and the defendant was detained for not having a driver’s license.  A pat down of the defendant revealed a knife with crystal residue and he showed several signs of having used methamphetamine.  The defendant’s vehicle was searched and a pistol was located in his backpack.  The defendant’s felony convictions include unlawful use of a weapon, delivery of a controlled substance, attempt to elude and first degree burglary.

This case was investigated by the Sutherlin Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey S. Sweet.

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