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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Possession of Ammunition

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Tevin T. Randolph, 23, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 17, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Randolph to 16 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Randolph’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On May 21, 2023, at about 3:00 am, police dispatch received 911 calls. The callers reported hearing people yelling, followed by gun shots, and then glass breaking. Police responded to the apartment complex where Randolph lived. The window to his apartment was broken and soil was observed scattered inside and outside the apartment. Randolph was observed yelling when police arrived. The dispute, according to Randolph, was between him and two women.

Police observed a live round of ammunition on the carpet just inside the doorway to Randolph’s apartment. Randolph denied knowing it was there. Randolph agreed to allow police to search his apartment. When police later went to retrieve the round of ammunition, it was gone. They asked Randolph where it went, and he said he did not know. A later review of an officer’s body camera recording would show Randolph picking it up off the ground and putting it into his pocket. During the search of Randolph’s apartment, a Glock magazine, loaded with six rounds of 9mm ammunition was found in a drawer near a stove in the kitchen. Officers also discovered four fired shell casings on the ground near a sidewalk beneath Randolph’s balcony. The officers learned Randolph had an active warrant for his arrest. He was searched incident to his arrest and the round of ammunition which the officers had seen earlier on the floor in Randolph’s apartment was found in his pocket. Randolph was prohibited from possessing ammunition due to prior felony convictions for assaulting an officer and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Randolph pleaded guilty to his offense on October 19, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated January 24, 2024

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