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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Misprision of a Felony

United States Attorney, Deborah R. Gilg, announced that on November 18, 2016, Cody M. Lacefield, 22, of Lincoln, was sentenced to three years on probation for misprision of a felony.  The three-year probation term includes 90 days of home confinement.  Lacefield was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

The charge arose from an investigation into photos posted to Facebook by three friends/associates of Lacefield, in which the friends or associates were holding firearms belonging to Lacefield.  All three of these persons were marijuana users, making it unlawful for them to possess firearms.  When Lacefield was contacted by Lincoln Police Department officers, he admitted that one friend had handled his firearms but said he did not know the friend was prohibited from possessing a firearm.  At that time, Lacefield failed to notify the officers that two other marijuana-using associates had also had Lacefield’s firearms in their possession.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 21, 2016