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Judge Sentences Johnstown Felon to 7 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Shotgun Shells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months in prison and three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Michael Dion Lockwood, 46, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Sept. 13, 2010, Lockwood possessed a Stevens (Savage Arms) model 124, 12 gauge shotgun, a 12 gauge 00-Buck shell and a 12 gauge Winchester “Super X” Turkey shell. On Nov. 6, 2003, Lockwood was convicted in Cambria Co., Pa., of delivery of a controlled substance, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Federal law prohibits persons who have been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing firearms and/or ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Johnstown Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lockwood.

According to Mr. Hickton, Michael Dion Lockwood is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

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