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District of Montana

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Minnesota Man Receives Prison Time for Firearms Charges

BILLINGS – A Minnesota man was sentenced to 7 years in prison after stealing firearms from The Fort store in Big Timer.  Guy George Parenteau, 57, a convicted felon from the State of Minnesota, received 84 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release in connection to his September 2014 guilty plea to being a felon in possession of firearms.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart told the court that on September 14, 2013 Guy Parenteau burglarized and stole eight firearms from The Fort store, in Big Timber.  Parenteau led law enforcement on an unrelated, high-speed chase in Park County within 12 hours of the burglary.  A search of Parenteau’s vehicle led to the recovery of seven of the eight firearms.  The eighth firearm was located near the railroad tracks and turned in law enforcement.  All of the stolen firearms will be returned to The Fort store.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Sweet Grass County Sheriff’s Office, Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol.

Updated February 26, 2015