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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

District Man Sentenced to Prison For Possession of Firearm in Southeast Washington

            WASHINGTON – Dustin Evans, 30, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced yesterday to a 62- month prison term for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.

            Evans pled guilty on April 19, 2016, in the United States District Court for District of Columbia, to the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year of imprisonment.  The Honorable John D. Bates sentenced Evans on June 29, 2016, to a total of 62 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, on October 31, 2015, at approximately 7:00 p.m., members of the Metropolitan Police Department received information that a black male wearing a dark-colored jumpsuit with tennis shoes and dreadlocks, was pointing a firearm at an unknown person in front of 2307 Good Hope Court, Southeast, in the District of Columbia.  Several officers observed Evans, who matched the lookout description, in front of 2307 Good Hope Court, Southeast.  The officers approached Evans, who fled the area, and when the officers followed Evans, an officer observed Evans throw a firearm to the ground.  The recovered firearm was determined to be a Glock 17, 9mm, semi-automatic firearm, and contained 17 rounds of ammunition.  Evans was detained, and law enforcement subsequently determined that Evans had been previously convicted of an offense that was punishable by more than one year of imprisonment.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the officers, and others who worked on the case from the Metropolitan Police Department.  He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Including Assistant U.S. Attorney Vivien Cockburn, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
16-120
Updated July 5, 2016