Convicted Domestic Abuser Charged for Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
Anchorage, Alaska – Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that a federal grand jury in Anchorage has returned an indictment charging Timmy Lloyd Inga, 55, of Anchorage, with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Inga was previously convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in 2015 and he is therefore prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
According to the indictment, on or about June 28, 2017, Inga was found to be in possession of two SKS type 7.62x39mm semi-automatic rifles as well as ammunition. If convicted, Inga faces a statutory maximum of ten years in prison.
According to the FBI, there were 42 domestic violence homicides in Alaska from 2003 to 2012. Of those homicides, 50 percent were committed with guns. Of the 103 female homicide victims in Alaska from 2003 to 2012, 27 were killed as a result of a domestic violence incident. Data gathered from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report for 2014 indicates that 91 percent of female homicide victims from that year knew their assailant. Of those women, 40 percent were wives, girlfriends, ex-wives or common-law wives.
This indictment was the result of a close partnership between the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Anchorage Police Department (APD), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). This case is being handled by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James Stinson, who is an Anchorage municipal prosecutor. Since 2007, the Municipality of Anchorage has assigned prosecutors to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to work on cases that have direct impact on the safety of Anchorage residents, such as drugs, guns, and violent crime. The Municipal Prosecutor’s Office handled Inga’s underlying domestic violence case, and, upon learning of the firearm case, forwarded it to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.