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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison

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

DALLAS — Tevin Rashad Wright, a 27-year-old Grand Prairie, Texas, man with three prior felony convictions, has been sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, following his guilty plea in May 2015 to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement this afternoon.

The day after an August 2014 burglary of a residence in Grand Prairie, Texas, during which several firearms were stolen, the Grand Prairie Police Department’s investigation resulted in the arrest of Wright for the offense.  Prior to the date of the robbery, Wright had been convicted of three felony offenses since 2008, all involving cocaine, in Dallas and Tarrant counties.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative, aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in the Northern District of Texas.  Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The Grand Prairie Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted.


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Updated September 9, 2015

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