Two Juneau Men Sentenced for Federal Firearms Offenses
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that on Friday, July 6, 2018, two Juneau men were sentenced in federal court, in separate cases, for federal firearms offenses.
James V. Drury, 50, of Juneau, was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for theft of firearms and for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon. Drury has previous felony convictions with the State of Alaska for burglary and attempted burglary.
According to court documents, Drury burglarized a residence in Ketchikan on May 3, 2016, where he stole two of the homeowner’s firearms – a Model 59/66, 7.62x39 caliber rifle and a Savage Arms, Model 188H, .22 caliber rifle. During the burglary, the homeowner had entered the residence and encountered Drury in possession of the two firearms. During that confrontation, Drury raised one of the rifles, pointed it at the homeowner, and directed him not to move. The homeowner fled the residence to contact police. Drury attempted to conceal the firearms in the backyard of another residence, which were found by the residence owner 11 days later.
Christopher W. Davison, 34, of Juneau, was sentenced to serve 90 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon. Davison has previous felony convictions with the State of Alaska for vehicle theft, criminal mischief, and riot.
According to court documents, on April 20, 2017, law enforcement officers received a report of a man “tweaking hard” and stating to an individual that he “was going to kill everybody” and to remember his name “Chris Davison.” It was reported that Davison was in possession of a firearm described as a sawed-off shotgun. After that incident, a police officer spoke with another witness who stated that he was awoken in the morning and confronted by Davison with what he described as a “MAC-10,” asking the witness to leave the room so he could use the room to have sex with a woman. The next day, Davison was observed at a woman’s residence, but ended up eluding police. Upon Davison’s subsequent arrest, a search of the residence revealed ammunition and a stolen firearm that was a 10/22 Ruger, which is classified as pistol.
The Juneau Police Department (JPD), the Alaska State Troopers (AST), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigations leading to the successful prosecutions of these cases. These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt.