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Eastern District of California

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Solano County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jerry Lyle Andrews Jr., 35, of Vallejo, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr., to five years in prison for being a felon in possession a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, on July 26, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Andrews’ home in Vallejo and at a hotel in Fairfield where Andrews was staying. When officers arrived at the hotel parking lot, they confronted Andrews, who discarded a .40‑caliber semi-automatic handgun under a car before he was arrested. The gun was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, including seven rounds of hollow point ammunition. Andrews cannot lawfully possess firearms because he has previously been convicted of felony offenses, including a January 2016 conviction in Solano County for assault with a firearm on a police officer.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Vacaville Police Department, the Fairfield Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Solano County Violent Crimes Task Force.

This case was brought as a 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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department of Justice’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.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
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