Vallejo Man Indicted for Assaulting Federal Agents with a Firearm and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Erick Perez, 35, of Orland, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition and for violating his conditions of supervised release from a prior federal felon-in-possession conviction, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, in 2019, Perez pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. In January 2021, he was sentenced to time served and began serving a three-year term of supervised release. Less than three months later, on April 1, 2021, law enforcement lawfully searched Perez’s house and found two loaded, privately manufactured handguns also known as ghost guns. Perez is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he had previously been convicted of felonies.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Orland Police Department; the Glenn County Investigations and Narcotics Task Force; and the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily G. Sauvageau prosecuted 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.