Great Falls Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Offense
GREAT FALLS – Antonio Todd Tigart, a 21-year-old Great Falls resident, was sentenced today to 14 months in prison followed by 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to prohibited person in possession of firearms on January 17, 2018. U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris handed down the sentence.
On June 26, 2017, officers with the Great Falls Police Department ran Tigart for warrants after he walked past a civil standby. Tigart had an active arrest warrant for the revocation of his felony, criminal endangerment conviction in February 2017. A loaded Springfield Armory .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol was tucked into his waistband. Further investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen in December 2016.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart and investigated by the Great Falls Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’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.