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Malheur County Man Sentenced to 63 Months for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. – Cory Homestead, 35, of Nyssa, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 63 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.  Upon his release from prison, Homestead will be on supervised release for three years.

On August 15, 2012, Nyssa Police Department Officers responded to a domestic violence call and learned that Homestead had violently assaulted the female victim and fled with two firearms.  Officers soon thereafter located Homestead passed out in his vehicle in possession of a loaded 9mm pistol and a .40 caliber pistol.  Homestead has a history of domestic violence and has prior felony convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, theft, and possession of a controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Nyssa Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.

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