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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Felon in Possession of Ammunition Sentenced to 77 Months Imprisonment

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Charles Henry Reedy, age 24, was sentenced today after he previously pleaded guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition. United States District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Reedy to 77 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of court supervision following his release from Federal prison. During the sentencing hearing Judge Rice addressed Reedy’s extensive criminal history and, after imposing the sentence, told Reedy he hoped to never see him before the court again.

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, in 2010, Reedy was sentenced to over 23 months imprisonment for Assault in Violation of a Protection Order – Domestic Violence. He was subsequently released from prison and placed on court supervision. Thereafter, on January 16, 2014, Yakima Violent Crimes Task Force agents observed Reedy leaving a residence in a Ford Explorer. At the time, a Washington Department of Corrections warrant for Reedy’s arrest was outstanding. Agents conducted a traffic stop, Reedy was taken into custody, and a search warrant was obtained for the Ford Explorer. A backpack was located on the rear floor board behind the driver’s seat, which contained 400 rounds of CCI .22 caliber long rifle ammunition as well as Reedy’s mail and identification card. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives worked with the Yakima Police Department and determined that Reedy was prohibited from possessing ammunition or firearms. Reedy was subsequently charged Federally with being a previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition.

Michael C. Ormsby said, “Convicted felons, particularly those with domestic violence convictions, who possess ammunition present a significant danger. Local and federal law enforcement officers in the Eastern District of Washington are dedicated to work together to protect our communities from such offenders. This case is just one example of the cooperative and successful efforts by federal law enforcement officers and the Yakima Police Department.”

This investigation was conducted by the Yakima Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Alison Gregoire, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

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Updated February 5, 2015