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Omaha Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Kyrell Wells, 21, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced November 14, 20223 in federal court in Omaha for felon in possession of a firearm.  Chief United State District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced Wells to 70 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Wells is released from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On August 11, 2022, Omaha Police Department gang officers observed Kyrell Wells enter Phillips 66 on 59th and Sorensen Parkway.  Officers were aware he had several warrants.  Officers entered the gas station and ordered Wells to put his hands up.  Wells initially complied but then attempted to run.  Officers took Wells to the ground and a handgun fell from Wells’ waistband, down his sweatpants, to his ankle.  The gun was loaded with one in the chamber.  The firearm was a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson.  Wells is a convicted felon from a tampering with witness charge in November of 2021.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.



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

Updated November 16, 2023

Firearms Offenses