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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

David Ronald Evans, Sr. Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 16, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, DAVID RONALD EVANS, SR., age 54, was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 6 months
  • Special Assessment: $100.00
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

EVANS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On May 24, 1994, EVANS received a felony conviction and was therefore prohibited from possessing firearms.

On October 1, 2011, EVANS was pulled over near Glasgow for suspected drunk driving. During his interaction with law enforcement, EVANS admitted he had a firearm and removed it from his person. The firearm was a Walther/Smith & Wesson, model PK380, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The firearm had been transported from one state to another.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that EVANS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, EVANS does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated January 14, 2015