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Stockton Man Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a single count indictment today against Sophondara Hun, 27, of Stockton, charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. 

According to court documents, law enforcement officers were dispatched to a report of a prowler at an apartment complex. The reporting party stated a man was inside of her apartment after gaining entry through a window. When officers arrived at the apartment, they discovered an open window and observed Hun sleeping on a bed in the apartment. Officers entered the front of the apartment after being let in by the resident and arrested Hun.  During his arrest, law enforcement searched Hun and found multiple .22 caliber bullets in his possession. At the time of the search, Hun was on parole for a prior felony offense. Hun is prohibited from possessing ammunition because he has multiple prior state felony convictions, including assault on a person with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon with force–possible great bodily injury, vandalism, and evading law enforcement in a vehicle.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Stockton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office provided assistance. Assistant United States Attorney Haddy Abouzeid is prosecuting the case.  

If convicted, Hun faces a maximum statutory penalty of 15 years 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 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 18, 2023

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