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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sacramento Man Sentenced to over 6 Years for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tylor Combs, 41, of Sacramento, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to six and a half years in prison for two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Aug. 17, 2020, Combs and co-defendant Michael Garcia, 33, sold 10 firearms to another felon. In an attempt to conceal his crimes, Combs conducted this illegal firearms transaction in a stash house. During subsequent search warrants in this case, officers discovered an additional six firearms, as well as drugs and money, in a safe that Combs controlled. Combs is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition on account of a 2004 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.

Charges of methamphetamine distribution are pending against Michael Garcia and his wife Nancy Garcia, 32, both of Sacramento. The charges are only allegations; they are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is the product of an investigation by the FBI’s Solano County Violent Crimes Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adrian T. Kinsella is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 3, 2021