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Madera Felon Sentenced to 34 Months for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Evan Moore, 40, of Chowchilla, was sentenced yesterday to 34 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Dec. 18, 2022, Madera Police officers stopped Moore after observing several traffic violations.  Moore was found to be in possession of 1.24 pounds of marijuana, a digital scale, and zip-loc baggies.  Hidden underneath the steering column, officers located a Glock 19 handgun.  Because of his criminal record, including two prior convictions for illegally possessing firearms, Moore may not lawfully possess firearms or ammunition.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Madera Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Antonio J. Pataca 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.

Updated May 7, 2024

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