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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Felon Sentenced to 37 Months for Possessing 21 Firearms and 22,000 Rounds of Ammunition

     PHOENIX – Last week, Timothy Jason Wells, 31, of Kingman, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 37 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Wells had previously pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

      From June through December 2016, Wells posted photographs of himself with a firearm on Facebook and wrote posts about possessing and shooting firearms. Agents executed a search warrant at Wells’ home on July 18, 2017, and found a loaded firearm in his bedroom, twenty additional firearms inside a gun safe, and approximately 22,000 rounds of ammunition and high-capacity magazines in the garage. Wells had a previous felony conviction for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

      The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Lisa E. Jennis, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

 

CASE NUMBER:          CR 17-01114-PHX-DLR  

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-158_Wells

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PHOENIX – Last week, Timothy Jason Wells, 31, of Kingman, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 37 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Wells had previously pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

 

From June through December 2016, Wells posted photographs of himself with a firearm on Facebook and wrote posts about possessing and shooting firearms. Agents executed a search warrant at Wells’ home on July 18, 2017, and found a loaded firearm in his bedroom, twenty additional firearms inside a gun safe, and approximately 22,000 rounds of ammunition and high-capacity magazines in the garage. Wells had a previous felony conviction for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

 

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Lisa E. Jennis, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

 

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR 17-01114-PHX-DLR  

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-158_Wells

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For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/

Follow the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, on Twitter @USAO_AZ for the latest news.

 

 

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2018-158_Wells / CR 17-01114-PHX-DLR
Updated November 27, 2018