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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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EAST TEXAS FELON SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATIONS

 

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 24-year-old Palestine, Texas man has been sentenced for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            MICHAEL SHANE TALLEY pleaded guilty on Apr. 30, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

            According to information presented in court, on July 27, 2008, Talley was found to be in possession of a firearm.  Talley is a convicted felon, having been convicted of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in 2006 in Anderson County, Texas. As a convicted felon, Talley is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 6, 2009.

            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal bureau of Investigation, the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crimes Task Force, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County District Attorney's Office and the Kilgore Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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