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Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm as a Prohibited Person

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Mylon Mayfield, 22, of Omaha, was sentenced today to 21 months in the Bureau of Prisons for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.  He will also serve 3 years of supervised release following his release from prison.  There is no parole in the federal prison system.

On July 15, 2019, Omaha Police Officers responded within minutes to a report of shots fired in the Spencer West Housing Projects at North 28th and Spencer Streets.  The officers came upon suspects matching the description provided by dispatch.  Based on answers by Mayfield and his evasive movements, officers suspected Mayfield was armed and dangerous.  Upon their search, officers recovered a loaded Ruger LCR that Mayfield was concealing and possessing illegally as a prior felon.  At the time of his arrest, Mayfield was on federal supervised release for transferring a firearm to a prohibited person.  Mayfield was sentenced to an additional 12 months on his supervised release violation, resulting in a total sentence of 33 months on both cases. 

This case was part of a Project Safe Neighborhood initiative and investigated by the Omaha Police Department. 

Updated May 22, 2020

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses