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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Parker Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Unregistered Sawed Off Shotgun

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Ryan Matthew Swick, 34, of Parker, Arizona was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 28 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Swick previously pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered weapon made from a shotgun. 

On May 26, 2020, Swick possessed a modified shotgun. The barrel of the shotgun had been shortened to just 13.5 inches, below the required 18-inch length. The overall length of the shotgun was also under the legally required length of 26 inches. Because the shotgun was shortened, Swick was required to register the weapon with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, which he failed to do.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina J. Reid-Moore, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-20-00775-PHX-DLR
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-008_Swick

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2022-008_Swick
Updated February 3, 2022