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Fresno Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Prison for Illegal Firearm Possession

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Edward Page, 33, of Fresno, was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on June 24, 2021, law enforcement officers were dispatched to a Holiday Inn Express in Fresno, regarding an armed subject. Responding officers located a car in which Page and co-defendant Trayvon Smith, 32, of Fresno, were seated. Smith exited and fled on foot and was detained after a foot chase. Page attempted to flee but was held at gunpoint and complied. Officers searched the car and found two loaded, semi-automatic firearms, one of which had a corresponding a high-capacity magazine attached. Both Page and Smith are convicted felons who are prohibited from possessing firearms.

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ana de Alba on Feb. 27, 2023.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin J. Gilio is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated January 17, 2023

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