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Boise Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Gun Charges

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

BOISE – Jonathan Edward Ball, 35, of Boise, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also sentenced Ball to serve three years of supervised release once he has completed his prison term. A federal grand jury indicted Ball on September 11, 2018.

According to court records, in October 2017, officers arrested Ball on an outstanding parole warrant at a home in Nampa, Idaho. Subsequent investigation revealed that Ball concealed a firearm, magazine, and ammunition inside of the home shortly before officers arrested him. Ball has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and grand theft.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Nampa City Police Department.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is 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.

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Updated October 9, 2019

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