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Modesto Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Myron Kilgore, 44, of Modesto, pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Feb. 2, 2021, Kilgore was arrested in Modesto after a Glock style P80 handgun was discovered under the driver’s side floormat during a search of his vehicle. The handgun was loaded with six rounds of ammunition. Kilgore is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Modesto Police Department, and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chan Hee Chu is prosecuting the case.

Kilgore is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on Dec. 18, 2023. Kilgore faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will 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.

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 September 26, 2023

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