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Omaha Man Sentenced for Unlawful Firearm Possession

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Jimmie D. Windham, III, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced April 2, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Windham to 48 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Windham’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On June 5, 2021, Omaha Police Department (OPD) gang unit officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three males, one of whom had a warrant for his arrest. This led officers to seizing cell phones and ultimately searching them pursuant to a court authorized search warrant.   

A forensic investigation of one of the phones revealed several videos and photographs showing Windham possessing a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun.  In videos, Windham is seen pointing the firearm at the camera and ejecting live ammunition from the gun.  At one point, a partial serial number can be seen, which officers used to trace the firearm to its owner who revealed the firearm to have been stolen several months earlier.  Investigators utilized metadata of the photographs and videos to find exact date and location where photographs were taken, revealing Windham to have been in Omaha, Nebraska during the time he possessed the firearm. 

Windham has the following prior felony convictions: Terroristic Threats and Witness Tampering (January 9, 2017), both in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska and Unlawful User of a Controlled Substance in Possession of a Firearm (October 27, 2015), in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and the Omaha Police Department.


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

Updated April 5, 2024

Firearms Offenses