Bismarck Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
BISMARCK - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on October 31, 2016, Travis Gene Clark Jr. 27, Bismarck ND, was sentenced before US District Judge Daniel L Hovland to serve eight (8) years in prison. Judge Hovland also ordered the sentence to run consecutively to Clark’s five (5) year state sentence, followed by three (3) years of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.
On January 31, 2016, Bismarck patrol officers were looking for Clark to serve him with a warrant for violation of a protection order. Law enforcement had received a tip that Clark was seen in the area of University Drive and saw him walk out of a mobile home and ordered him to stop and get on the ground. As he was trying to enter a vehicle, law enforcement interpreted his movements as reaching for a pistol. After Clark was arrested, law enforcement identified a pistol within plain sight of the incident.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and North Dakota BCI.
Special Assistant US Attorney Dawn Deitz prosecuted the case.