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Granite Bay Man Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Jesse Alan Tory, 35, of Granite Bay, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, on Dec. 1, 2020, Tory was in possession of a Smith & Wesson 28 revolver. Tory has previously been convicted of seven felonies in El Dorado County, including convictions for domestic violence, illegal firearm possession, and hit and run causing injury.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Rocklin Police Department, and the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael W. Redding is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Tory faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to

Updated February 18, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 2:21-cr-039-JAM