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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Aaron Michael Sullivan, 29, of Anchorage, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to serve 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, followed by three years of supervised release. His federal term of imprisonment will run concurrent with his convictions by the State of Alaska in case 3AN-14-9136 CR.

 

On Oct. 6, 2014, Anchorage Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle Sullivan was driving. Sullivan fled from the police. As the police looked for Sullivan in the Mountain View neighborhood, Sullivan rammed a patrol car with his vehicle. Sullivan then fired a shot at one of the officers. As the officer attempted to find cover behind another vehicle Sullivan fired more shots in his direction. Sullivan then attempted to flee again and drove his vehicle through an intersection and crashed his vehicle into a street sign.

 

In case 3AN-14-9136 CR, Sullivan was convicted by the State of Alaska after a jury trial and sentenced to 50 years in prison with 15 years suspended, after convictions for attempted murder in the first degree, assault in the third degree, failure to stop at the direction of an officer, and reckless endangerment. Sullivan was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm for possession of the firearm he used to shoot at the Anchorage Police Officer during the above referenced incident. Sullivan has prior felony convictions for assault in the third degree and misconduct involving weapons in the third degree.

 

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commends the Anchorage Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 16, 2017