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Scottsdale Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – On October 16, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Dominic W. Lanza sentenced Timothy Peter Ray to 27 months in prison for illegally possessing firearms in violation of a court order.  Ray previously pleaded guilty to illegally possessing six firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

     In February 2018, Ray’s ex-girlfriend obtained an Order of Protection against Ray.  The Superior Court Judge found that Ray presented a credible threat to the physical safety of his ex-girlfriend and ordered Ray to not possess firearms or ammunition. 

     In April 2018, Ray told police he had surrendered all of his firearms to his father’s custody.  In January 2019, pursuant to a search warrant, FBI agents searched Ray’s home and seized five semi-automatic firearms, a shotgun, several large capacity magazines, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Ray was prohibited from possessing the firearms and ammunition because of the Order of Protection.

     The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Brook of the District of Arizona

Updated October 25, 2019

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Press Release Number: 2019-122_Ray/CR-19-0119-PHX-DWL